AdvancED Accreditation Distinction

AdvancED Accreditation Distinction
Posted on 10/10/2015

Pine Lake Preparatory, was notified today that the K-12 public charter school will be recommended to receive designation by AdvancED as an accredited school.

Pine Lake Preparatory hosted an external review team that included school administrators from several counties across North Carolina, who visited classrooms, met with leadership and students, and pored over documentation on school policies, procedures, test scores, financials, surveys, and other assessment data. After the two-day onsite visit, the team confirmed they would be recommending to the AdvancEd board to grant the designation of accreditation to Pine Lake Prep for a five-year term.

The team evaluated PLP’s:
- Impact of teaching and learning
- Capacity of leadership
- Use of Resources

"We are very pleased to have received the vote of confidence from the AdvancEd team. Pine Lake Prep meets and exceeds the rigorous criteria to be recommended as an accredited school for a five year term," said Chris Terrill, Head of School.

Susan Gottfried, Evergreen Community Charter School Executive Director, led the evaluation team. She said the team concluded that, “PLP is responsive to the needs of parents and the community, and actively engages them in school improvement activities, including PTA support, campus expansion, and welcoming the community as partners and volunteers.”

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