The MAPCS validation team after all of the interviews with the governing body, administrators, counselors, teachers, and students, along with the presentation at the reception on Monday, March 18, 2013, without any hesitation do whole-heartedly recommend to the Middle States Accreditation Commission, that the Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools has exceeded and met all of the twelve standards for accreditation; and therefore should receive full accreditation.”
In May 2006, the high school programs of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School were accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. The MAPCS-Middle School Campus was accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools (MSA) in May 2008. Our middle school campus was accredited through 2013, along with the other MAPCS campuses and was up for renewal. We are very happy to state that our middle school campus earned a full seven year re-accreditation. Our school’s accreditation is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our teachers and staff and validates the importance of our program to the youth we serve. We will continue working to implement our goals during our seven year accreditation period.
Middle States Accreditation
We successfully pursued a major school-wide/cross-site project accreditation, as required of all District of Columbia charter schools. MAPCS was one of the first charter schools in the District accepted for candidacy by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a non-profit organization, which oversees the implementation of improvement plans within its member schools.
Approval as a candidate for Accreditation means that MAPCS had already met MSA standards involving the major categories of a school’s operations. We then chose Accreditation for Growth (AFG) protocol as the process we would follow in order to become accredited. Under the AFG protocol, meeting the MSA’s standards simply qualified us for candidacy; the actual determinants of our accreditation and our performance in maintaining accreditation are our student performance and our intended strategy for ongoing improvement and growth.