American School of Valencia has received official notification from the Middle States Association (MSA) that the school has earned its accreditation for the period of May 2020 until May 2027. The news and the official documents were received this week.
This success achieved by our school community has been possible after an exhaustive reflection and review process that began in June 2018, with hundreds of hours of meetings by the MSA Planning Team, multiple informative meetings with all school stakeholders (students, parents, Board, student councils and staff), a comprehensive 220-page Self-Study, hundreds of pages of self-study supporting documentation, a technical review process by MSA, hosting an MSA Visiting Team in November 2019, and addressing a potential accreditation stipulation.
Based on all of the historical evidence that ASV has, this is the first time ASV has earned its accreditation with no Monitoring Issues or Stipulations. The accreditation allows ASV to operate as an international school and is an imprimatur of the quality of school and programs that are constantly evolving.
According to ASV Director, Mr. Michael Smith, “as a registered centro extranjero or international school, MSA accreditation is an integral and quintessential requirement in order for ASV to operate in Spain. So, we should never take our MSA accreditation for granted, both as a legal requirement, as well as an important and necessary reflective process to continually improve our school.”
This is the clearest demonstration that when we come together for a purpose, we achieve wonderful benefits for our school community today and for the next generation of students, families, and staff who are a part of the ASV Difference!
We would like to thank the MSA Planning Team, the five parent volunteers who served on the MSA Planning Team, ASV staff, Student Councils, and the Board of Governors for all of their support and dedication to the MSA accreditation process.