ASHBURN and CHANTILLY, Va., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer Bower, Owner and Founder of BeanTree Learning, announced today that the corporation and its two Northern Virginia campuses were granted AdvancED Corporation Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers accreditation. BeanTree Learning achieved accreditation under the AdvancED System Accreditation Model. This means that the corporation and all of its schools are accredited, and that BeanTree Learning is recognized across the nation as a quality education system.
The schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), which is one of several accreditation divisions of AdvancED. The corporation has responsibility to ensure that its corporate-owned schools continuously meet the rigorous accreditation standards.
The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The corporation's accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term.
"Corporation Accreditation as conferred by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission provides BeanTree Learning a nationally recognized mark of quality for our corporation," shared Jennifer Bower, Owner and Founder of BeanTree Learning. "It demonstrates to our parents, students, and education partners our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the students we serve."
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, stated, "Corporation Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire corporation on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. BeanTree Learning is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement."
Parents and interested community members can learn more about the AdvancED System Accreditation Process at www.advanc-ed.org.
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).
Accreditation is a process of helping institutions improve through a systematic program of evaluation, assuring that an institution not only meets quality standards, but also that it demonstrates a continuous commitment to providing quality education programs that are aimed at improving student performance. For more information, please visit www.advanc-ed.org.
About BeanTree Learning
Founded in 2003, BeanTree Learning is a privately owned and operated Creative Campus for Children developed by Jennifer Bower. Offering private early childhood education and care to infants through Private Kindergarten, as well as Summer and Holiday Camps for children ages 6 through 12, BeanTree Learning is Northern Virginia's premier private school for children. BeanTree Learning has two Virginia locations in Ashburn and Westfields/Chantilly. For more information, please visit www.beantreelearning.com.
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