Nashoba Tech Earns Raves in Five-Year Accreditation Review
Nashoba Valley Technical High School received glowing reviews from Massachusetts’ school reaccreditation agency in its five-year reaccreditation review.
A group from the New England Association of Schools & Colleges’ Commission on Technical and Career Institutions confirmed Nashoba Tech’s reaccreditation during a visit in spring 2006. This past spring, as part of its required five-year follow-up visit, the group spent several days at the school ensuring that its recommendations were being acted upon. Its report was released recently.
Among the report’s commendations for Nashoba Tech are:
• Completing 91 percent of the recommendations CTCI made in 2006.
• Extensive communication between staff and administration.
• Increased opportunities for professional development.
• Exceeding CTCI’s Standard for School Facilities.
• Adoption of a schoolwide discipline system.
“I’m very proud of the staff, the teachers, the administration and the students,” said Superintendent Dr. Judith L. Klimkiewicz. “To have a five-year follow-up visit and have only commendations, and to be overwhelmingly commended for everything from programs to facilities to morale, is very unusual.”
In its 10-year reaccreditation report in 2006, CTCI noted, among other things, Nashoba Tech’s $25 million renovation and addition; the integration of technology into every aspect of the school; the fostering of positive student-teacher relationships; the cleanliness of the campus; and the strong attendance average and policy.
That report stated: “All those associated with Nashoba Valley Technical High School can take pride in their collective commitment to improved vocational technical opportunities through regional accreditation.”
The next 10-year reaccreditation review is planned for 2016.