Wheaton Academy
900 Prince Crossing Rd.
West Chicago, Illinois 60185
Phone: (630) 231-0727
Fax: (630) 231-0842

  Contact: Janet Vlk Dr. David Roth
Headmaster at Wheaton Academy
  Telephone: 630-562-7511 630-562-7516.
  Email jvlk@wheatonacademy.org  
Date: June 3, 2005  

Wheaton Academy Awarded NCA Accreditation

West Chicago, IL – June 3, 2005 – Dr. David Roth announced today that Wheaton Academy was granted continuing accreditation for the 2004-2005 school year from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). The Association recognized the school on April 20, 2005, at its annual meeting held in Chicago. Wheaton Academy joins over 9,000 schools across a 19 state region that were honored for earning accreditation. Wheaton Academy has maintained its accreditation status since 1911.

To earn accreditation, schools must meet NCA CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous school improvement plan focused on increasing student performance. The accreditation process is voluntary and requires annual review.

“NCA 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,” stated Dr. David Roth, Headmaster. “NCA 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 regionally and nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.”

Parents and interested community members can learn more about NCA CASI accreditation at www.ncacasi.org.

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The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement is a non-governmental, voluntary association of public and private elementary and secondary schools in 19 states, the Navajo Nation, and the Department of Defense Dependents’ Schools overseas. NCA CASI accredits more than 9,000 schools, challenging them to prepare all students for success as they move from home to school to higher education and/or careers.