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Charter Schools Office Earns NCA CASI Accreditation

Ronald RizzoRonald Rizzo, director of Ferris State University’s Charter Schools Office, has announced that the CSO has earned Charter School Authorizer accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, an accreditation division of AdvancED. The action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation Commission's June meeting in Tempe, Arizona.

NCA CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance and organizational effectiveness. Authorizers must meet NCA CASI’s standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement to achieve accreditation. 

“Accreditation demonstrates to our stakeholders that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly-qualified educators,” Rizzo said.

“NCA CASI Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire authorizing organization on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners who can meet the challenges of today’s global world,” said Mark Elgart, president/CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of NCA CASI. “The Ferris State University Charter Schools Office is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”

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PHOTO CAPTION: Shown here is Ronald Rizzo, director of Ferris State University's Charter Schools Office.