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Seattle Languages International Earns Continuing NWAC Accreditation
(Seattle, WA – March 27, 2013) – Director Andrea Di Gennaro announced today that Seattle Languages International earned continuing accreditation from the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation Commission meeting held in March 2013. Seattle Languages has been accredited since 2006.
NWAC provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet NWAC’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement. Accreditation is granted on a five-year term.
“Accreditation demonstrates to our students that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing an enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified instructors,” stated Di Gennaro.
NWAC accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also assures students that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of NWAC, stated, “NWAC Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Seattle Languages International is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”
About AdvancED and NWAC
Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research and professional services, AdvancED is the world's largest education community, serving and engaging 30,000 public and private schools and school systems in more than 70 countries and serving over 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
The Northwest Accreditation Commission has been accrediting schools in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington since 1917.