In June of 2009 and March, 2014, The Indiana Online Academy was granted accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) accreditation seal.
The AdvancED ESA Accreditation Process provides a national protocol for education service agencies committed to systemic, systematic, and sustainable continuous improvement. The process supports, enhances, and stimulates growth and improvement throughout the agency.
The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The agency's accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term.
"Accreditation provides the Indiana Online Academy with a nationally-recognized mark of quality for our agency," shared Ronda Eshleman, IOA Executive Director. "It demonstrates to our community our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the districts that we serve."
Parents and interested community members can learn more about the accreditation process at www.advanc-ed.org
The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) is a non-governmental, voluntary association of public and private elementary and secondary schools in 19 states, the Navajo Nation, and the Department of Defense Education Activity worldwide. NCA CASI is an accreditation division of AdvancED, parent organization for NCA CASI and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). AdvancED is dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide.