Accreditation 6-3

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-3



The standards for accreditation of public schools in Virginia are designed to ensure that an effective educational program is established and maintained in Virginia's public schools. The mission of the public educational system, first and foremost, is to educate students in the essential academic knowledge and skills in order that they may be equipped for citizenship, work, and a private life that is informed and free.

In accordance with the legal reference to this policy, the school administration shall maintain public elementary and secondary schools which meet accrediting standards adopted by the Virginia Board of Education. The School Board endeavors to provide an essential foundation of educational programs of high quality in all schools for all students, to encourage continuous appraisal and improvement of the school program for the purpose of raising student achievement, to foster public confidence, to assure recognition of Virginia's public schools by other institutions of learning and to establish a means of determining the effectiveness of schools.

The accreditation status of each school in the division shall be presented to the School Board annually in public session by the Administration.

Code of Va., § 22.1-253.13:3, as amended, Standard 3. Accreditation, other standards and evaluation.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations, Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia, 8 VAC 20-131-10 et seq. (September 1997)

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: August 4, 1998
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006