NEASC

Lebanon High School will seek re-accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in 2014. A NEASC committee will consider our adherence to the NEASC standards during a visit April 6-9, 2014. Ned Gallagher is our NEASC liaison.

NEASC Steering Committee 
Bonnie Robinson, Chair
Kellie Burke
Jamie Lawrence
Nan Parsons
Jane Rice
Amy Tarallo
Louise Valliere
Kristin Wilson
.

The Standards for Accreditation and LHS Committees include:
    1. Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations
    • Tim Winslow, Chair; Mike Anikis, Assistant Chair
      2. Curriculum
      • Susan Seamans, Chair; Deb Lafreniere, Assistant Chair
      • Carolina Dahlqvist, Denise Holland, Mary Maxfield, Gina Moylan, Jacklyn Preston, Aileen Sullivan, Mary Wenig
      • Parents: Melissa Billings, John Weatherly
      • Students: Jake Jasinski, Meg Zuttermeister, Emily Hastings
      • Curriculum Self-Study Guide
        3Instruction
        • Kieth Matte, Chair; Ann Sharfstein, Assistant Chair
        • Tony Caplan, Todd Frye-Matte, George Hanna, Susan Renard, Dave Smith, Jason Tetu, Lisa Torres, Marilyn Walter
        • Parents: Kris Brann
        • Students: Julia Blike, Sam Clifton, Nick Haidari
        • Instruction Self-Study Guide
          4. Assessment of and for Student Learning
          • Andrew Gamble, Chair; Alison Orlando, Assistant Chair
          • Margaret Cassedy, Margaret DeCarlo, Mary Deshairis, Rod Keller, Tom Moore, Don Walker
          • Parents: Chris Haidari, Vessy Alteva
          • Students: Colby Drew, Mary Grace Sedero
          • Assessment Self-Study Guide
            5. School Culture and Leadership
            • Anne Evensen, Chair, David Dukeshire, Assistant Chair
            • John Carey, Lukas Michner, Les Lawrence, Chris Malhoit, Dan Signor, Jan Stevens
            • Parent & Community Member: Lorie McLory, Gail Paludi
            • Students: Phoebe Low, Ian Girdwood, Margaret Gilliatt
            • School Culture and Leadership Self-Study Guide
              6. School Resources for Learning
              • Kathleen Sullivan, Chair; Bart MacNamee, Assistant Chair
              • Ellen Bald, Deb Beach, Steve Houston, Sara Bennett, Emily Pegoraro
              • Community Member: Helene Anzalone, Lana Livingston
              • Students: Rachel Berg, Grayson Paige, Katie Laramie
              • School Resources Self-Study Guide
                7. Community Resources for Learning
                • Jacqueline Clary, Chair; Susan Dame, Assistant Chair
                • Vincent Dude, Tim Kehoe, Tom McGonis, Deb Nelson, Emily Musty, Greg Parthum, Mary Quinton-Barry
                • Parent: Tony Vaitkunas 
                • Students: Jacob Rios, Walker Tuttle, Otto Bonk
                • Community Resources Self-Study Guide


                  Editing Committee:  
                  Nancy Menard, Chair
                  • Kirsha Frye-Matte, Tom LaFleur, Suzanne Lee
                  Complete Set of Standards







                  Thanks to the students, teachers, support staff, and parents who participated in our NEASC visit April 6-9, 2014. 
                  In addition, we appreciate the dedication and commitment of our volunteer visiting committee.

                  March, 2014: Paul MacMillan, Retired Superintendent, has been named the Chair of the NEASC Visiting Committee.
                  Two- and Five-Year Plans (created by Subject Coordinators and Administration 2.11.14) 
                  Strengths and Needs (approved by the Faculty 1.7.14)


                  Accepted by the faculty 10.1.13



                  If you are interested in learning more about NEASC, please email Bonnie at brobinson@sau88.net or call 448-2055, ext. 3017.



                  Other NEASC News
                  1. Our faculty voted to accept this School and Community Summary at our December 11, 2012 faculty meeting.
                  2. Student, Parent, and Faculty Endicott Survey results are in:
                  3. Core Values:
                                    Learn
                  to            Help
                                          Succeed
                  Lebanon High School conducted a pilot study of our  21st Century Learning Expectations and school-wide analytic rubrics this winter, and recently make revisions. The new document is available here

                  We value your feedback! Please email brobinson@sau88.net with your comments.

                  21st Century Learning Expectations

                  Academic Expectations

                  Students at Lebanon High School will: 

                  1. Read, think, and research critically and creatively.

                  2. Communicate effectively using a variety of means.

                  3. Reason logically to solve problems.

                  Social and Civic Expectation

                  4. Students at Lebanon High School will be active citizens and contribute positively to the LHS community.



                  About Accreditation

                  Accreditation of public secondary schools by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges indicates that the educational institution has conducted a self-evaluation of all of its programs and  has hosted a visiting committee to evaluate the institution in terms of its own stated educational goals and the seven Standards for Accreditation of the Commission on Public Secondary Schools.

                  The Standards for Accreditation are a research-based set of practices and concepts that provides guidance to school personnel on all aspects of the education of the young people under their care.  The Standards which are considered to be living documents are reviewed and revised, as necessary, every five years.  The process of review includes surveys of all member schools, specific consideration of feedback provided by schools that have recently undergone an accreditation visit, an appraisal of recent, relevant educational literature, and in-depth discussions at the Commission level.  As needed, third parties, including consultants, are contracted to conduct relevant research to inform the revision of the Standards.  The Standards tend to be reflective of current trends in research on public education without espousing one particular mode of thought.

                  The awarding of accreditation signifies that the school has met Commission Standards at an acceptable level and is willing to both maintain those Standards and to improve its educational program by implementing the recommendations of the visiting committee and the Commission.  Continued accreditation is dependent upon a school demonstrating ongoing, reflective progress to improve teaching and learning and the support of teaching and learning.

                  Membership in and accreditation by the NEASC is similar to membership in professional organizations such as the American Bar Association and the American Medical Association.  In each case, a commitment toward continual self-evaluation, a pledge to self-improvement, and a desire to maintain the Standards for Accreditation are necessary.  

                  More information is available on the subpages below and at http://cpss.neasc.org/