During the past year, Northwestern School Corporation faculty and staff members began the process of District Accreditation through the AdvancED process. Each of our schools has previously been accredited by the North Central Association of Schools (NCA) and NCA is also the founder of the AdvancED model of school improvement. Through this process our entire corporation, including all four schools, will go through the system accreditation process for the first time. According to AdvancED Indiana we will follow:
“. . . a school improvement model focusing on achieving growth in learning for all students. It is a process of change and accountability. The AdvancED process requires planning, implementing, and assessing, using a data driven results-oriented model.”
Over the past year, our staff members have conducted an internal review (self-analysis) that involved seeking input from teachers, administrators, support staff members, students, parents, and other stakeholders in the Northwestern School Corporation. This self-analysis focused upon the following five standards:
1. Purpose and Direction
2. Governance and Leadership
3. Teaching and Assessing for Learning
4. Resources and Support Systems
5. Using Results for Continuous Improvement
Beginning on Sunday evening, October 6, and external review team consisting of five educators from the Midwest and chaired by Dr. John Sedey, will begin an on-site evaluation of our school corporation with respect to the five standards listed above. The visitiation team will conduct interviews, evaluate the evidence presented by the staff through the internal review, and visit classrooms and observe instructional practices. .Finally, the review team will conduct an exit interview on Wednesday, October 9 which will then be followed up with a written report filed with AdvancED Indiana and the school corporation.
We welcome Dr. Sedey and his team to the home of the Northwestern Tigers and Purple Pride!
“Northwestern School Corporation, where excellence in education is a tradition.”
Ryan Snoddy, Superintendent
Are you interested in transferring your children to Northwestern School Corporation? Listed below are the steps you may take if you are interested.
1. Review the transfer tuition guidelines for the school corporation at the following link: Tuition Guidelines
2. Complete the transfer tuition request form available through the following link: Tuition Request Form
3. Mail or bring your completed application form to the school your child would attend or the Educational Service Center, 3075 N. Washington Street, Kokomo, IN 46901.
4. Schedule and attend an interview with the building principal.
Once those steps have been completed decisions regarding tuition transfer students will be determined in May and presented to our school board for approval in June. Availability of space by grade level is a primary factor, and if space becomes an issue, transfer requests will be prioritized by date of application.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our building principals or Mr. Snoddy in the corporation office.
Any transfer tuition requests made after the Department of Education count day (approximately September 15th) will be subject to the parent being responsible for the unfunded state support of approximately $5,500.
Thank you for your interest in Northwestern School Corporation "Where excellence in education is a tradition."