Magen David Academy
Accreditation for MDA
Accreditation
MDA operates under the Ministry of Education of Panama and is accredited by AdvancED - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. Accreditation is designed to help educational institutions increase their ongoing performance efforts for the benefit of their students. Accreditation is important because students deserve the highest level of educational excellence possible.
Why AdvancED?
AdvancED insists on a relentless pursuit of excellence – for itself and for the institutions it accredits. This ethic of excellence ensures that institutions will find rich benefits from accreditation and that parents can confidently make informed decisions about their children’s education, knowing their child’s school is accredited.
What is the accreditation process?
The AdvancED Accreditation Process is a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of an institution. This evaluation is performed within the framework of the five AdvancED Standards for Quality Schools: Purpose and Direction, Governance and Leadership, Teaching and Assessing for Learning, Resources and Support Systems, and Using Results for Continuous Improvement. Through the accreditation process, institutions identify their strengths and areas of growth to guide continuous improvement efforts.
What does accreditation mean for our students?
MDA students will not only gain greater access to U.S. federal loans, scholarships, programs and colleges that require students to attend an accredited institution, but will also benefit from MDA’s commitment to raising student performance and accountability.