Odyssey Charter School of Nevada earned continuing accreditation from the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), 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), accreditation divisions of AdvancED. This action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation Commission meeting held on June 19, 2019. Odyssey Charter School of Nevada has been accredited since 2003. Under this renewal, Odyssey Charter School will be accredited until June 30, 2024. This accreditation extends across the Elementary, Middle, and High School.
NWAC, NCA CASI, and SACS CASI provide nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet NWAC, NCA CASI, and SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement. Accreditation is granted on a five-year term.
Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators.
NWAC, NCA CASI, and SACS CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice. By being accredited, Odyssey Charter School is guaranteed that other schools will recognize Odyssey students’ credits, transcripts, and diplomas.
Parents and interested community members can learn more about accreditation at www.advanc-ed.org.
Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research and professional services, AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving and engaging 30,000 public and private schools and school systems in more than 70 countries and serving over 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
The Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) has been accrediting schools in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington since 1917. SACS CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary agency that accredits nearly 13,000 public and non-public institutions throughout the world.