Continuous school improvement is an embedded behavior rooted in the school's culture that constantly focuses on the conditions, processes, and practices that improve teaching and learning. Schools use student performance results and analyze data from various interwoven components to develop plans and implement improvement actions to drive education quality and improved student outcomes.
All schools in DoDEA Pacific, including Andersen MS are accredited by COGNIA formerly AdvancedEd the parent organization for 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).
Educate, Engage and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.
Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.
To actively engage students in the mastery of CCRS by differentiating, student progress monitoring, and inquiry-based learning.
Andersen MS Purpose Statement
To create F.I.R.E. (Future-ready, Inclusive, Resilient, Exceptional) LEADERS!
Andersen MS Guiding Principles
At AMS, we believe all students are entitled to learn in a safe, positive, and supportive environment allowing them to reach their highest academic and behavioral success. As our mascot is the DRAGON, Andersen Middle School has identified 5 guiding principles to support Dragon Pride. Classroom and school wide expectations for behavior are based on these principles. Keeping in mind that our motto is Dragon Pride Starts Inside, the Principles and supporting characteristics are based on the acronym P.R.I.D.E. The principles and characteristics are:
Preparation - Responsibility - Integrity - Determination - Excellence (P.R.I.D.E.)
Preparation - Be ready to learn and participate in my education.
Responsibility - Be responsible for my learning and the learning of those around me.
Integrity - Do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Determination - Exhibit a determined attitude to do my best in all tasks.
Excellence - Push myself to achieve excellence in all I do!
Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards). Educational accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of educational institutions or programs are evaluated by an external agency to determine if applicable standards are met. If standards are met, accredited status is granted by the agency.
Cognia is the accreditation agency for all DoDEA schools and the world's largest education community. As the global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation and school improvement, Cognia brings together more than 100 years of experience and the expertise of three United States-based accreditation agencies - 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). Accreditation is pivotal to leveraging education quality and continuous improvement.
Detailed accreditation information is provided on the DoDEA HQ Accreditation Webpage.