ZSIS has been accredited by AdvancED since February 2004. The school is on continuous academic development, and it still maintains the values of wisdom, integrity, self-reliance, determination and hard work.
What does accreditation mean to me as a parent?
A school's commitment to accreditation assures parents and the community that the school is focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation. An accredited school adheres to high quality standards based on the latest research and successful professional practices.
AdvancED accreditation means that your school has opened its doors to review and support from an organization bringing 100 years of experience in improving educational quality.
What are the benefits to my children attending an accredited school?
Students who attend a school accredited by AdvancED can rest assured that the school is committed to raising student performance and held accountable for improving student learning on a continual basis.
Accreditation means that students have:
Qualified teachers who are continually working to improve their practices and teaching methods in order to increase student performance
Access to a rich, diverse, and sound curriculum
Access to a range of student activities and support services
Transferability of credits from school to school
Do I have a role in accreditation?
Yes. You can assist with accreditation efforts by Staying informed about your school's accreditation.
Educating other parents about your school's accreditation.
Reinforcing the skills your school is teaching your children.
Becoming an active member of your school's continuous improvement team and/or internal and external review process.
Requesting and participating in opportunities to provide feedback to your school, i.e., parent surveys, focus groups, and parent meetings.
Who is AdvancED?
AdvancED is the parent organization for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), and the National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE). NCA CASI and SACS CASI serve as accreditation divisions of AdvancED and operate through state offices.
Dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide, AdvancED provides accreditation, research, and professional services to 23,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide and serves nearly 15 million students. AdvancED engages 18,000 volunteers and touches the lives of nearly 15 million students each year.