Sixteen educators will conduct an on-site accreditation visit of Westborough High School on
March 2 through March 5, 2014.
The accreditation visit will be conducted under the direction of the Committee on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The visiting committee will be chaired by Dr. Donald Gainey, Program Professor of Nova University. Dr. Gainey has had extensive experience in the Association's accreditation process. On Sunday, March 2 the accreditation will kick-off with a panel presentation to the visiting committee, 1-2pm in the WHS Auditorium. There will be a reception later that day, 4-5pm in the WHS Lobby. Parents and students are invited to attend either or both of these events.
The purpose of this accreditation visit is to review and determine from an outside professional viewpoint the extent to which the school is meeting the Standards for Accreditation. As part of the evaluation, the visiting committee will meet with all school constituents, review the school's self-study, visit a number of classes, and examine examples of student work submitted by the school. During the comprehensive self-study over the past 2 years, the faculty attempted to identify the school's strengths and determined those areas in which changes would be beneficial.
The chair of the visiting committee, Dr. Donald Gainey, said, "Our purpose in visiting Westborough High School is not to criticize it but to assist the faculty in its pursuit of quality education for its students."
The members of the visiting committee are contributing their services to the school. The goal of an accreditation visit is to stimulate a continuing drive for improvement in our school. The members of the visiting committee are teachers and administrators from a variety of schools throughout the New England area.
If you have any questions please contact me at your convenience.
Brian M. Callaghan