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Old 02-05-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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Does anyone know the reason for this?
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Here is a link, you can type in Westchester into the field for County to restrict your search. MSA-CESS -> Members -> Search Our Schools

Not sure what this means, are these the better schools in Westchester?
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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there are 0 schools in westchester accredited by that site according to my search. Did you include New york in your search? There are other westchester counties in the country.

As to your question, New York is not a middle state so why would they be accredited there?

But seriously... why would public schools be accredited? Do you need an accredited middle school on your resume to get a certain job?
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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Ardsley, Briarcliff Manor, Scarsdale, Byram Hlls School, Mamaroneck, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Hastings and Yorktown are some of the ones accredited. You have to use the advanced search function.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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there are 0 schools in westchester accredited by that site according to my search. Did you include New york in your search? There are other westchester counties in the country.

As to your question, New York is not a middle state so why would they be accredited there?

But seriously... why would public schools be accredited? Do you need an accredited middle school on your resume to get a certain job?
I am asking the question myself so don't know the answer, perhaps superintendent of Scarsdale or Bronxville High Schools will know the answer. Some of the univesities accredited are Columbia University and Concordia College perhaps someone that works at either or these two will know the answer too.

It may just be that people that live in those school districts require their schools to be accredited whereas people in school districts that are not accredited do not. I don't know, hence the question.

By the way...from a cut an paste from the accreditation website..........
The Middle States region, includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania in the United States.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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I don't get it. Accredited by whom for what?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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As to your question, New York is not a middle state so why would they be accredited there?
Of course it is a middle state (it stands for Middle Atlantic), what else would it be a New England state?

I'm surprised so few schools have it....since I know that the Westchester branches of the tutoring chain Huntington Learning Center have it (yes, the Middle States group accredits those places in addition to schools).
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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there are 0 schools in westchester accredited by that site according to my search. Did you include New york in your search? There are other westchester counties in the country.

As to your question, New York is not a middle state so why would they be accredited there?

But seriously... why would public schools be accredited? Do you need an accredited middle school on your resume to get a certain job?
Middle States has always been the Accreditation Authority for the region, schools have to be accreditated by an independant agency for the grades/diplomas to be accepted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_...es_and_Schools
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:02 AM
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Middle States has always been the Accreditation Authority for the region, schools have to be accreditated by an independant agency for the grades/diplomas to be accepted.

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Whoa - hold on there buddy. Accredition here is mostly a vanity and publicity thing - it is not mandatory. If your school is trying to get established and is not well known - this is a useful tool. There are other reasons for accredition too. Its like those professional journal lists that go around inviting you to join and be rated lest you remain unlisted or, horror, remain un-approved.
If the high school hasn't applied for accredation status - it won't be on the list.

As with HE, if you are Harvard, no potential students bothers to check you if are accredited by some thrid party - it is irrelevant. If you are Bognor College of Knowledge - you'd better get accredited asap.

The reason so many posters here have never heard of the middle states accredition is that it is irrelevant.

"Yes my dear, I understand you want your children to attend a Scarsdale HS, but are they Middle States accredited?" is a conversation that doesn't happen at Westchester cocktail parties
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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Accreditation also only measures whether schools have complied with a minimum set of standards. Accreditation does not measure excellence.
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