LCPS Earns Highest Level of Accreditation

LCPS Earns Highest Level of Accreditation
Posted on 09/28/2018

LOUISA, Va. (August 5, 2017) – Louisa County Public Schools is proud to announce that all six of the school division’s schools received accreditation from the Virginia Department of Education.

The VDOE released its latest accreditation results on Thursday, September 27th. Under the state board’s revised Standards of Accreditation, schools are evaluated on school quality indicators grouped in three categories: overall academic achievement, achievement gaps, and student engagement and outcomes.  

The new standards — which were approved by the state Board of Education last November — also recognize the academic growth of students making significant annual progress toward meeting grade-level expectations in English and mathematics.

LCPS has now achieved accreditation at all six schools for three consecutive years. 

“I am extremely proud of the academic accomplishments of our students and the leadership demonstrated by our teachers, staff, administrators, and members of the School Board.” LCPS superintendent Doug Straley said. “At LCPS, we are committed to preparing our students to succeed regardless of where their next move takes them, be it the workforce, college, or serving in our great military.”

Along with scholastic success, LCPS also remains steadfastly committed to focusing on the 5 Cs as put forth by the Virginia Department of Education: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Citizenship.

“It’s an honor to have all of our schools accredited and at the same time, we will continue to ensure that success at LCPS is defined not just by test scores, but by the full development of students as individuals and as citizens,” Straley said. “Our mission is to maintain an environment where every student is challenged to reach his or her maximum potential and to be a positive, contributing member of the Louisa community and beyond.”

In the past several years, LCPS has created a plethora of additional and unique learning opportunities. Among those efforts include the development of a world-class Career and Technical Education program, more dual enrollment opportunities than ever before, expansion of the Governor's School Program, flexible seating opportunities, the creation of STEAM labs at all four elementary schools, and a pilot world language program at the elementary level.  LCPS also offers Louisa County Middle School students access to more high school-level classes than ever before in the school division’s history while also implementing a 1:1 technology initiative, which provides a technological learning device in the hands of every student.

“These highly beneficial opportunities are available to our students thanks to a team effort,” Straley said. “I want to thank the Louisa County School Board and the Louisa County Board of Supervisors for working together to make sure public education is a top priority here in Louisa County.”

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