Mt. Abram team attends accreditation seminar


BANGOR – A team from Mt. Abram High School, Janet Welch, mathematics teacher, Greta Espeaignnette, school librarian, and Mike Ellis, school counselor, attended an accreditation seminar on April 12 at Bangor High School.

Sponsored by the Commission on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the program was offered for the self-study committee members of schools scheduled to be evaluated this year.

The seminar provided information to help schools finalize their plans for the evaluation visit and to learn more about the evaluation report and its review by the commission. Participants shared their reactions to the self-study process with members of the commission staff.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, founded in 1885, is the oldest accrediting agency in the country and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable agency to award accreditation in the New England area.

Mt. Abram High School’s staff and school community have been working on the process for the past year and will be evaluated in October of 2006.