SACS CASI is the accreditation division of AdvancED—the parent organization for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), and the National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE). Their Quality Assurance Review Team visited Monarch and noted that we excelled in all accrediting standards in every category.

Previous Accreditations:

  • ASESA: The Monarch School was first accredited by the Association for Specialized Elementary School Accreditation (ASESA) in April, 1999. This accrediting group was formed in Dallas to fill a specific need of elementary schools in specialized education. ASESA operates under a system of internal study and external examination—the same format most accrediting agencies use. A series of interim reviews are conducted, and re-examinations occur at five-year intervals.
  • SACS: In June 2001,at the end of three full years of operation, we were eligible to apply for accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). After preparation and site visits, The Monarch School was officially awarded full accreditation on December 7, 2002, in a ceremony at the SACS annual meeting in San Antonio.
    • A beautiful plaque now hangs in the school office, proclaiming The Monarch School an accredited school for 2003 by the SACS Commission on Secondary and Middle Schools and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.