COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 84
December 22, 1995

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1994-96 School Accreditation


  Attached please find Certificates of Accreditation for schools
  in your division.  Please note that the accrediting standards
  allow for biennial accreditation; therefore, the certificates
  are valid for school years 1994-96.  Although the certificates
  are valid for a two-year period, you will be required to
  submit an interim report on your schools' continued compliance
  with the accrediting standards.  A form for reporting the
  current status is also enclosed.  Please make copies for each
  of the schools in your division.  The reports must be returned
  no later than January 31, 1996.
  
  As you know, the status awarded schools is based on criteria
  which do not address student academic achievement.  Both the
  Board and I intend to work toward developing standards that
  will be used to accredit schools primarily on student
  achievement of the Standards of Learning.  We welcome your
  involvement when we begin the next revision of the standards.
  
  If you have schools that have been awarded the status of
  "Accredited with a Warning" and have a corrective action plan
  on file with the Department, you should provide an update on
  your progress toward completion of the corrective action plan
  when you return your interim report.  Schools that are
  Accredited and Advised should work toward removing
  deficiencies prompting the awarding of that status.
  
  Questions concerning these matters should be directed to
  Charles W. Finley, Division of Policy and Public Affairs, at
  (804) 225-2747 or via VaPEN to cfinley@pen.k12.va.us.
  
  
  WCBJr/cwf
  Enclosures:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office
    Form UG.002.1 9/94

                     VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                   CERTIFICATION OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
                            INTERIM YEAR REPORT

                           SCHOOL YEAR: 1995-96


The school principal and division superintendent have reviewed the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public
Schools in Virginia adopted by the Board of Education, October 1992, for applicability to the school and certify that the following
is a true and accurate report of the school's compliance with those standards.


School Division: ________________________________________________________     Division Number: ________________

School: _____________________________________________     School Number: ____________     Grades: _____________


SECTION I - STATEMENT OF CONTINUED COMPLIANCE (Check the appropriate statement)

_____   This school continues to be in compliance with all applicable standards as certified for school year 1994-95.


_____   This school continues to be in compliance with all applicable standards with the following exceptions:
        If any standards are not being met, list the standard(s) below or on a separate sheet along with a statement of the corrective action
        planned.  The anticipated date for completion of the corrective action must be included for each.











SECTION II - CERTIFICATION

 We hereby certify that the information provided with this report is an accurate representation of this school's compliance with
the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia.



_______________________________________________        ________________________________
           Signature of Principal                               Date


_______________________________________________        _________________________________
         Signature of Division Superintendent                   Date


This form must be completed and returned by January 31, 1996 to:

                 Charles W. Finley, Specialist
             Division of Policy and Public Affairs
                Virginia Department of Education
                         P. O. Box 2120
                  Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120