Madison County schools remain accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), a designation necessary in keeping students eligible for the HOPE scholarship and accepted into college programs.
A SACS review team completed its evaluation of the Madison County School System last week. The panel found Madison County to be “operational” in five of the seven standards and “highly functional” in two others.
“This rating means that all seven schools met the requirements of the seven standards and are fully accredited,” said Madison County superintendent Dr. Allen McCannon. “The visiting team was very impressed with our staff members, students, administrators, Board of Education, parents and community members.”
The SACS review takes place every five years. However, this was the first district-wide review. Previously, each school completed the SACS accreditation on its own.
The system was deemed “highly functional” in “governance and leadership” and “resources and support systems.”
“That’s a top-notch rating,” said McCannon. “That rubric is very difficult. We’re pleased for our school system to get that.”
To view the entire report, visit the Madison County School System website at www.madison.k12.ga.us and click on “SACS exit report.”