CRAS Receives ACCSC School of Excellence Award!
August 11, 2015
We were recently notified that CRAS has again received the ACCSC School of Excellence Award, recognizing us for our commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation, as well as efforts in maintaining high-levels of achievement among their students.
ccreditation is important because it shows that CRAS has been reviewed by an official third-party commission, and they have found our program, certifications and educational practices are not only acceptable, but in this case most excellent!In total, CRAS has received:2005 – ACCSC School of Distinction2008-2009 – ACCSC School of Excellence Award2014-2015 – ACCSC School of Excellence Award
For the third time, CRAS has been presented with an award from the ACCSC for excelling above the standards they set forth for quality education!
In order to eligible for the award, a school must meet all of the criteria established by the Commission for its School of Distinction Award. A majority of the schools’ graduation and employment rates from all programs offered must meet or exceed the average rates of graduation and employment among all ACCSC-Accredited institutions.
ACCSC’s vision of accreditation is one that assesses and enhances educational quality, fosters innovation and creativity, and provides opportunities for collaboration and cooperation with accredited member institutions.
ACCSC’s mission is to serve as a reliable authority on educational quality and to promote enhanced opportunities for students by establishing, sustaining, and enforcing valid standards and practices which contribute to the development of a highly trained and competitive workforce through quality career oriented education.
ACCSC’s mission has two primary objectives:
- To assure students and the general public of the quality of educational training provided by ACCSC-accredited institutions and their programs.
- To assist institutions in continuously improving themselves and the training they provide students.
ACCSC stimulates, nurtures, verifies, and recognizes ongoing educational quality and integrity in institutions offering programs of a vocational and career-oriented nature. At the same time, ACCSC has a legacy of holding its accredited member institutions accountable for the quality of education provided and takes action when necessary and appropriate to revoke an institution’s accreditation when accrediting standards are not met.
School of Distinction: (presented to CRAS in 2005)
The ACCSC School of Distinction Award recognizes member schools that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational programs to the students, graduates and employers that deserve our best work. Through this award, it is the Commission’s intent to recognize the significant achievement of schools that completed the accreditation process without any findings of non-compliance and having satisfied all requirements necessary to be in good standing with the Commission.
School of Excellence: (presented to CRAS in 2009 and 2015)
The School of Excellence Award recognizes ACCSC-accredited institution for their commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation, as well as the efforts made by the institution in maintaining high-levels of achievement among their students. In order to be eligible for the School of Excellence Award, an ACCSC-accredited institution must meet the conditions of renewing accreditation without any finding of non-compliance, satisfy all requirements necessary to be in good standing with the Commission, and demonstrate that the majority of the schools’ student graduation and graduate employment rates for all programs offered meet or exceed the average rates of graduation and employment among all ACCSC-accredited institutions.
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