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Timeline for NEASC Visitation

April - June 2010

Finalize selection of co-chair and steering committee membership 
May 2010

Attend Self-Study Seminar 
Submit press release on seminar participation to local news media 
June 2010

Submit application for Evaluation 
Submit press release on steering committee selection to local news media 
Draw up tentative budget for self-study and evaluation visit 
August 2010 

Receive letter from CPSS with date for the evaluation visit September 2010

Receive Accreditation Packet 
Distribute preference sheets for committee assignments 
Make committee assignments 
Schedule date for a Fall 2010 visit by Commission staff member 
October 2010 

Order and administer required parent, teacher, and student self-study opinion surveys 
October to December 2010

Begin work on School and Community Summary and collection of evidence 
November 2010 

collect feedback and data regarding Mission Statement and Core Values
from students in TEAMs
from Community in Forum
December 2010

Formally adopt new YHS Mission and Core ValuesDec 1 faculty meeting: 

adopt Mission, make recommendations for Core ValuesDec 8 faculty meeting: 

adopt Core Values, outline timeline ahead of usJanuary 2011 to February 2011 

Begin all formal Committee work
Committee work ongoing
development of school-wide rubrics to support Student Expectations (Academic, Social & Civic) March through April 2011

ratify Core Values and measurable Learning Expectation statementMay through June 2011

Committee work collecting data and drawing conclusions
ongoing development and piloting of school-wide rubrics
development and/or formalization of subject area rubrics
June through Summer 2011

Finalize plans for visiting committee accommodations 
Steering Committee Chair(s) contact Commission staff to update progress 
ongoing writing of standards report drafts and rubric development
AUG INSERVICE DAYS (as designated) 

Overview of School-wide Rubrics & Committee WorkWed SEPT 14 (FACULTY MEETING) 

faculty meeting agenda & Committee Work 
Core Values report posted online for reviewWed SEPT 21 (FACULTY MEETING) 

ADOPT Core Values (Jeremie) in faculty meeting
Committee Work
Community Resources document submitted to the Steering CommitteeWed SEPT 28 (FACULTY MEETING) 

Mini rubric activity & Committee WorkWed OCT 5

Community Resources document posted online for reviewFri OCT 7 (inservice) 

Mini rubric activities & Committee WorkWed OCT 12 (FACULTY MEETING) 

ADOPT Community Resources (Nancy) in faculty meetingWed OCT 19 (FACULTY MEETING) 

Committee Work
School Culture document submitted to the Steering Committee
School Culture document posted online for review (Thurs Oct 20)Wed OCT 26 (FACULTY MEETING) 

ADOPT School Culture (Steve) in faculty meeting
School Resources document submitted to the Steering Committee
Wed NOV 2

Curriculum document submitted to the Steering Committee
School Resources document posted online for review

ADOPT School Resources (Carmen) in faculty meeting
Curriculum document posted online for review
Instruction document submitted to the Steering Committee

ADOPT Curriculum (Mike) in faculty meeting
Instruction document posted online for review

ADOPT Instruction (Sarah) in faculty meeting
Assessment document submitted to the Steering Committee
Wed DEC 7

Assessment document posted online for review

ADOPT Assessment (Sue) in faculty meeting

open as needed
January 2012 

Develop 2 and 5 year targeted plans based on school’s critical strengths and needs 
Organize self-study materials for visiting committee workroom 
Review the visiting committee list for acceptances 
Prepare preliminary information to be mailed to visiting committee members 
Make final preparations for welcoming reception 
Steering Committee Chair(s) contact Commission staff liaison to update progress 
Meet with visiting committee chair and assistant chair to discuss topics on the preliminary visit checklist 
Submit the following to the Commission office: a. school’s Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations
b. School and Community Summary 
c. printed or electronic copies of the seven Standards Reports and Executive Summaries 
d. Statement of School’s Critical Strengths and Needs 
e. Program of Studies booklet 
f. Checklist on Completion of Self-Study Materials 

Obtain visiting committee assignment from chair and mail appropriate self-study materials to visiting committee members along with preliminary information described in the Accreditation Handbook 
Schedule times and rooms for meetings between groups and appropriate visiting committee members; discuss committee assignments and work schedule with chair 
Remind all constituents of scheduled meetings with visiting committee members during on-site visit and of importance of promptness 
Finalize preparations for teacher interviews and the panel presentation March 4 through 7, 2012 

Provide appropriate materials in visiting committee workroom in the school 
Submit press release on visit of committee to news media 
March to July 2012 

adopt school-wide rubrics
August 2012 - Principal distributes: 

sufficient final copies of report to school board, central office administration, faculty, and public 
one final copy of report to State Department of Education 
September 2012 - Attend Follow-Up Seminar 

Commission reviews report and takes action 
October/November 2012 - Commission notifies principal, superintendent, and board chair of Commission 


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