AUC Accreditation Commendations & Required Actions

Written by Dr. George Kafkoulis. Posted in Uncategorised

The Archimedean Board is proudly making public the Archimedean Upper Conservatory's  Accreditation Report. The Summary of Findings includes 3 Commendations and 2 Rquited Actions:

Commendation 1

Commendation Statement:

The leadership, faculty, and staff of Archimedean Upper Conservatory foster teamwork and dedication throughout the school community giving strong evidence of an educational environment that is deeply committed to its vision and its work.

Commendation 2

Commendation Statement:

Through the exceptional leadership of a committed and knowledgeable board, president, and director, the mission, vision, and purpose of Archimedean Upper Conservatory continue to be developed, promoted, implemented, monitored, and sustained over time.

Commendation 3

Commendation Statement:

Because of the clear articulation and effective leadership, all stakeholders understand the school's mission and its relationship to their respective roles and work collaboratively and collectively toward its fulfulliment.

Required Actions

Required Action 1

Create a process to adopt and implement a comprehensive evaluation system to provide systematic professional growth of all personnel.

Required Action 2

Establish a professional development team comprised of teachers, administrators, and support staff whose primary responsibility is the creation, alignment, and implementation of a comprehensive professional development plan that is aligned with identified needs within the School Improvement Plan.

Please read below the entire Summary of Findings and the whole report as a downloadable PDF.



AA & AMC Blue Ribbon Schools 2011

Written by Dr. George Kafkoulis. Posted in Uncategorised

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The U.S. Department of Education named 304 schools as 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence or for their success in closing achievement gaps. The Department will honor the entire 255 public and 49 private schools with their National Blue Ribbon School awards at a conference and awards ceremony Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C.

“America’s long-term economic prosperity and civic engagement depends on our children receiving a world-class education,” Duncan said. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their success is an example for others to follow.”

The National Blue Ribbon School award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve at high levels or where the achievement gap is narrowing. Since 1982, more than 6,500 of America’s schools have received this coveted award.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, honors public and private schools based on one of two criteria: 1) Schools whose students are high performing. These are schools ranked among each state’s highest performing schools as measured by their performance on state assessments or, in the case of private schools, that score at the highest performance level on nationally normed tests; or 2) Schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that improve student performance to high levels as measured by the school’s performance on state assessments or nationally-normed tests.

Before selecting National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Department asks for nominations from the top education official in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense Education Activity and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools. A total of 413 schools nationwide are nominated, based on the number of K-12 students and the number of schools in each jurisdiction. The schools are invited by the Secretary of Education to submit an application for possible recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School.

NOTE TO EDITORS: A list of the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools is available at