Our Accrediting Agency is AdvancED and NCA CASI/SACS CASI. Founded in 1895, the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accredit public and private schools and districts in 30 states, the Navajo Nation, Latin America and the Department of Defense Schools worldwide.
In 2006, NCA CASI, SACS CASI and the research and development arm of the accrediting associations, the National Study of School Evaluation, unified to form AdvancED. Dedicated to advancing excellence in education, AdvancED provides accreditation, research and professional services to 23,000 schools in 65 countries, serving 15 million students. NCA CASI and SACS CASI serve as accreditation divisions of AdvancED. Through AdvancED, NCA CASI and SACS CASI have defined shared, research-based accreditation standards that cross state, regional and national boundaries. Accompanying these standards is a unified accreditation process designed to help schools continuously improve.
To earn and maintain accreditation from NCA CASI or SACS CASI, schools must:
NCA CASI and SACS CASI accreditation engages the entire school community in a continuous process of self-evaluation and improvement. The overall aim is to help schools be the best they can be on behalf of the students they serve.
Sembach Elementary School's Mission Statement
The mission of Sembach Elementary School is to create a child-centered environment that reflects character as we foster life long literacy. We define character as responsibility, respect, honesty, caring and cooperation.