“In a very short time, Halcyon has created a true learning community. The school is a ‘Thinking Community’ and that ethos is evident in the reflective nature of the work being done.” (NEASC accreditation report).
We have successfully passed the first stage in our New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation.
A globally recognised standard of excellence, NEASC accreditation attests to substantial compliance with established qualitative standards, integrity in statements to the public describing the institution’s programme, institutional commitment to improvement, and sufficiency of institutional resources.
The NEASC Visitors left Halcyon in February 2017 with an extremely positive view of the school, saying: “The community is a reflective, exciting environment where there is a palpable sense that everyone is focused on one goal: meaningful, authentic learning!”
The Visitors also acknowledged that the school “has created a culture of transformation.” Perhaps the strongest statement indicating the school’s commitment to the ACE Learning Principles is the following: “The community values student voice, autonomy, and self-directed learning to such an extent that it has created a very special learning experience for its students.”
A full report summary will be coming next week. We are thrilled and honoured to reach this stage in the accreditation.