Falling Creek Middle regained full accreditation status and all other Chesterfield County schools maintained full accreditation status, making all Chesterfield County schools fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education for the first time since the 2012-13 school year.
These 61 schools are fully accredited for the 2018-19 school year:
Manchester, Matoaca, Meadowbrook, Midlothian and Monacan
“The School Board and I acknowledge and sincerely appreciate all of the hard work that has gone into ensuring that each one of our schools has met and exceeded state accreditation standards,” School Board Chair John M. Erbach said. “We know that full accreditation is an education benchmark that our community expects, and that it is a status that families look for when deciding where to raise their children. Congratulations to everyone involved in helping our students and schools achieve this level of academic success!”
Added Interim Superintendent Donald R. Fairheart: “As we implement our new strategic plan, Imagine Tomorrow, Team Chesterfield is on the cusp of creating classrooms of the future that will allow our students to soar to even greater heights. Imagine Tomorrow is more than a strategic plan, though. It’s our daily focus as we seek to create an infinite learner mindset while encouraging students and staff to exemplify personal responsibility and supportive relationships.”
According to the latest Virginia Department of Education data, Falling Creek Middle regained status as fully accredited for the first time since the 2012-13 school year. Last year, Falling Creek Middle was identified as partially accredited by the state.
“I’m extremely excited to see the continued progress being made at Falling Creek Middle and am proud that the supports the School Board has put into place have worked,” said Erbach, who as the Dale District School Board member represents Falling Creek Middle. “The supports put in place to assist Falling Creek Middle and Ettrick Elementary students and staff members the past several years have proven to be a successful model for differentiating resources moving forward.”
“In addition to the additional supports that the School Board has put into place, we have strategically focused on engaging students, providing authentic learning experiences and lighting a passion for learning,” Fairheart said. “By making learning fun again, students are succeeding in learning the mandated curriculum while making connections between classroom exercises and real-world situations.”