SAIS Accreditation - How We need your Help
Our school year is off to a smooth start. Our enrollment is up from last year, and we are excited about all the new families that are now a part of the BBS community. Now that our students (and parents) are in a routine, we have turned our focus to a pretty major event that will be happening in November- our accreditation visit.
Once every five years, a team of educators from across our region visits our campus to assess the quality of the program. They will spend three days on campus meeting with our board, faculty, parents and even students learning more about our school. Their goal will be to celebrate the successes we have enjoyed in our program as well as recommend opportunities for growth and improvement. We are accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools, which is the premier accreditation for independent/private schools in our region. Their entire focus is working to help independent schools like Brainerd Baptist School be better. SAIS assembles our team from other SAIS accredited schools across the 14 state region where their member schools are located.
Our faculty and board have been preparing for this visit for quite some time. Through the accreditation process, the school has to respond to a set group of standards showing how we adhere to, or meet those standards. Back in the spring, our accreditation chair spent two days on campus making sure that our school was ready for the full visit in November. We now need your help. As a part of the accreditation process, we will be sending you a link to a survey that will be gathering information about how our parents feel about the school. This survey will launch in the next couple of weeks. It will take approximately 8 minutes for you to complete. We are hoping to gather data from the majority of our families that will provide us with a significant amount of data that represents our entire constituency. Please be looking for this email soon. Closer to the date, many of you will be asked to particpate in a meeting with the accreditation committee during this visit. Please let me know if you have any questions.