SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Veterans Day and in gratitude of the sacrifice of the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the NewSchool of Architecture & Design (NewSchool) today honored its employee and student veterans, and thanked them for their service.
In early 2016, Accrediting Council for Military & Veterans Education and Training (ACMVET) named NewSchool the "First Regionally Accredited School in the State of California" to be certified and recognized as "Military & Veteran Supportive Campus" by ACMVET. The accrediting/certifying commissioners certified NewSchool based on its solid academic curricula, military and veteran educational benefits, services, support, and community networking and outreach provided by its San Diego, California campus. The certification identifies academic institutions that have gone above and beyond to provide not only a quality education but additional services and support to the military and veteran communities.
Last year, NewSchool debuted a new Veterans' Resource Center, which gives students receiving military benefits access to information about services available in our local community, and also enables them to meet and interact with one another in a supportive space on campus. NewSchool continues to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program and is proud to be designated as a Military-Friendly School and receive the Military & Veteran Supportive Campus recognition from ACMVET. NewSchool remains committed to ensuring that those who have served — and continue to serve our country — have access to quality education during and following their service.
To receive certification as a "Military & Veteran Supportive Campus" educational institutions must undergo a voluntary vetting process and also meet a rigorous set of standards required by ACMVET. This includes certain training for staff/faculty, implementation of additional resources at the local campus, a campus site visit, as well as additional requirements prior to a school being considered and/or recommended for certification by ACMVET. Each school must meet and maintain the requirements set forth by the ACMVET certification committee in order to maintain their annual certification.
NewSchool offers active military members and veterans support financially, as well. In addition to honoring the educational benefits for active-duty service members, reservists, veterans of the armed forces, spouses and their dependents, students who are Active Duty, Reserves or Veterans of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, as well as their spouses, qualify for a tuition discount. For more information, visit newschoolarch.edu.
About Accrediting Council for Military & Veterans Education and Training (ACMVET):
ACMVET Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership organization that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through certification via institution evaluation. The Accrediting Council for Military & Veterans Education and Training (ACMVET) instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous certification standards and their enforcement with higher education institutions providing educational services to members of the United States Armed Forces of America, to include guard, reservist, veterans, retirees and/or their families. Accrediting Council for Military & Veterans Education and Training (ACMVET) is independent from any other accrediting organization. ACMVET has established a certification process for higher education institutions. The Commission consists of faculty and administrators from member institutions to include military installations education office, as well as members of the general public. It is served by a volunteer staff of 5 individuals led by the Chairman. For more information about ACMVET, visit www.acmvet.org. For further consideration on this voluntary certification process, an institution's Vice President and/or President may contact us at [email protected].
About NewSchool of Architecture & Design:
Located in San Diego's design district, NewSchool of Architecture & Design prepares students for career success in design fields through an emphasis on interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, design studies, and interior architecture and design. NewSchool is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. NewSchool's Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NewSchool is one of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network. Laureate Education, Inc. is a public benefit corporation. Both Laureate and NewSchool also both completed a rigorous, independent assessment to become a Certified B Corp®. Through collaborations with sister institutions in the Laureate network, including Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, NewSchool students are prepared to work in global and diverse organizations. For more information, visit www.newschoolarch.edu and www.laureate.net.