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Sollars ES: School Improvement

School Improvement

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.

School Accreditation

Sollars Elementary School is accredited by AdvancEd/NCA-CASI . This accrediting agency requires a thorough visit and inspection by team members every five years. Sollars ES is accredited each school year based on the school's participation in the implementation of the school improvement plan. Sollars underwent the accreditation cycle review in March of 2014. We successfully achieved the AdvancEd/NCA-CASI accreditation credentials accompanied with accolades from the review team members on a job well done.

Sollars Pledge to Students

Our mission will be successful if we can provide:

  • strong core academics and basic programs.
  • instruction appropriate to the interests, abilities, and needs of each student.
  • an environment conducive to learning.
  • mutual support and open communication. enthusiasm and inspiration.

We're committed to maintaining an environment at the school which fosters:

  • creativity and maximum achievement.
  • healthy interpersonal relationships among students, parents, and teachers.
  • development of social responsibilities.
  • mutual respect for cultural and individual differences.
  • life-long learning.

Professional educators and parents all play key roles by:

  • recognizing each child's self worth and dignity.
  • nurturing a positive self-image in each child.
  • fostering a safe environment free of bullying or intimidating behaviors from others.
  • acting as good role models for behavior expected of the students.
  • utilizing students and the local community as resources for enhancing the school program.
  • pursuing personal and professional growth.

Our Mission

The Sollars Community is invested in providing students the opportunity to excel academically, achieve individual goals, and build character through a diverse and balanced education.

DoDEA Accreditation

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.