Check out these direct quotes from the 2018 accreditation report by AdvancED and the Mennonite Edcuation Association.

2018 Accreditation Engagement Review Report – Findings

 Powerful Practices … are actions that exceed what is typically observed or expected in an institution.

 Powerful Practice #1

All stakeholder groups work together to achieve the purpose and direction of Freeman Academy.

Evidence:

Interviews with the students, parents, teachers, board members, and administration revealed the desire of each group to ensure the purpose and direction of their school.

Students discussed their sense of community, especially, that they felt the teachers cared about them and their learning.  Likewise, parents were very passionate about how the school as a whole strives to meet the individual needs of each student entrusted to them. Teachers, as well as students and parents, discussed the expectation that everyone involved in the school works together to achieve their purpose.

 Powerful Practice #2

Teachers monitor and adjust to student need to ensure learners are prepared for future endeavors.

 Evidence:

Every stakeholder group interviewed mentioned that teachers will not let students fall through the cracks . The student groups understand that teachers will address their individual needs and are willing to meet with students to follow up in order to ensure kids will not fail. Parents were grateful and impressed by the teachers’ willingness to offer help, even into the late hours of the night, or the summer to help students who may need it. Further, teachers identified many ways that they monitor student progress to facilitate optimum learning. Teachers indicate that they hold students accountable to high expectations in an effort to ensure future success. Observations revealed  a deep care for and attention to individual students  within the learning environments.
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