NEASC Awards Gloucester High School Continued Accreditation
The New England Association of School and Colleges, Inc. has awarded Gloucester High School continued accreditations status - a significant achievement that warrants recognition across the community.
The NEASC report recognizes how well Gloucester High School’s teachers work together, the quality and depth of the school’s curriculum, how our staff care for and support students’ social emotional well-being, and the school’s leadership.
The multi-year review moved well beyond the simplicity of test scores and included extensive document reviews, site visits, class observations, and interviews with teachers, family members, and school and district leaders.
NEASC Lauds GHS with Dozens of Commendations
NEASC applauded Gloucester High School for meeting five of the six foundational elements in the Standards for Accreditation. NEASC was impressed with the progress Gloucester High School made on priority areas for growth, specifically commending the school for:
The commitment of the school and district to do what is best for students;
How well our teachers work together to learn and improve instruction and curriculum;
The remarkable effort to sustain school growth and professional learning during the pandemic years;
The schoolwide focus on the social and emotional well-being of all students and teachers, including the intentional use of social emotional wellness strategies by teachers;
The trusting relationships between the students and their homeroom teachers that positively impact the transition into ninth grade;
The schoolwide commitment to improving equity and inclusion including professional learning, day-to-day implementation of strategies, and eliminating barriers to learning;
How well the principal serves as the primary educational leader in the school; and
How students have multiple options to demonstrate their learning through a wide variety of classes, assignments and assessments.
To read the complete list of commendations, please see the full NEASC Accreditation Report.
Superintendent Ben Lummis and Gloucester High School Principal James Cook acknowledge and thank the entire Gloucester High School staff whose efforts contributed to the high school's continued accreditation.
Read below for more details on the Accreditation Process