Skyuka Hall Earns Dual Accreditation With SAIS And AdvancED

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Head of School Dr. Josh Yother announced Wednesday that Skyuka Hall earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, an accreditation division of AdvancED.  This action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation Commission meeting held on Oct. 31. 

Dr. Yother also announced Skyuka Hall earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Independent Schools.  To earn accreditation from SAIS, Skyuka Hall was evaluated by an outside group of peer professions, complied with quality standards, and implemented a school plan focused on strategic improvement and student performance in accordance with the school’s mission which is to provide individualized learning experiences in a community that enables students with learning differences to develop academically, socially, physically, and spiritually with confidence, courage, and conviction, said officials. 

“Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community 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,” said Dr. Yother. 

Dr. Mark Elgart, president/CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of SACS, CASI, said, “SACS CASI Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners.  Skyuka Hall is to be commended for engaging in the process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.” 

Skyuka Hall has grown from 12 students in 2014 to 83 students in grades K-10 in 2017-2018 school year: a 600 percent increase.  Skyuka Hall expects to graduate its first class in 2020.  Skyuka Hall offers a non-traditional, college-preparatory education with emphasis on individualized and personalized learning to maximize student potential in a small classroom setting.  The school is at 1200 Mountain Creek Road at the foot of Signal Mountain.  Skyuka Hall believes all students are capable of learning despite any challenge or circumstance.



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