Accreditation

In March 2016, the Alabama School of Math and Science earned AdvancED accreditation. AdvancED provides nationally recognized accreditation, which is focused on continuous school improvement and increasing student performance.

To earn accreditation, schools must meet AdvancED’s high standards, host an evaluation by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement. Accreditation is granted for a five-year term.

Institutional Membership is open to secondary schools and schools with specialized STEM Center/programs located in the U.S. that have nonprofit status and whose primary objectives are congruent with the Consortium’s mission.

The NCSSS defines STEM schools as those that prepare students to be leaders in global innovation by engaging them in rigorous, relevant, and integrated learning experiences, with a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics focus and specialization that include authentic research school-wide.