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Commission gives nod to Hillsboro schools for accreditation

Hillsboro School District Superintendent Mike Scott announced today that Hillsboro School District was recommended for AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) accreditation seal.

Hillsboro is the first K-12 school district in Oregon to earn the recommendation for systems accreditation.

Upon approval by NWAC, the system and all of its schools will be accredited, providing Hillsboro School District recognition across the nation.

The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: meeting high quality standards; implementing a continuous process of improvement; and engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The systems' accreditation is a fie-year term, with regular ongoing monitoring of progress and reporting.

"School System Accreditation as conferred by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission provides Hillsboro School District a nationally recognized mark of quality for our system and all the schools within our system," Scott says.

"It demonstrates to our community 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."

“AdvancED School System Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners,” says Dr. Mark Elgart, President and CEO of AdvancED. "Hillsboro School District is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement."

Learn more about the systems accreditation process at advanc-ed.org.

Additional information about HSD's accreditation audit and findings can be found on at hsd.k12.or.us.