Accreditation

Oak Meadow is accredited through the The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), and In August 2015, by the New England Association for Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Oak Meadow is the first distance-learning school ever to receive such recognition in NEASC’s prestigious 130-year history. We also are recognized by several other regional accrediting agencies:

  • North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

These agencies typically honor credits granted by one another. While Oak Meadow cannot guarantee that an individual school or school district will accept our credits, our transcripts carry the seal of our accrediting organizations and have been widely accepted by schools and universities around the world. Oak Meadow also is an Approved Independent School in the state of Vermont. Accreditation is especially important when considering high school graduation and college admissions.

What does accreditation mean?
Accreditation means that Oak Meadow School has been approved by an outside, independent agency which has determined that Oak Meadow meets accepted standards for schools. These standards address the rigor of academic programs, the processing of academic records, business practices, and long term goals for continued improvement.
Why is accreditation important?
Enrolling in a school that has received accreditation is important for a variety of reasons. You can be assured that the school has met strict professional standards and will continue to meet them to maintain accreditation. Additionally, it is much easier to transfer credits from an accredited school than from a non-accredited school.
Enrolling in Oak Meadow is equivalent to enrolling in a private school; therefore, you may not need to file an “intent to homeschool” or participate in testing in order to meet your state’s homeschooling requirements. Check with your state and local Education Department for information about your state’s requirements.

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