Legacy Academy Suwanee Dam receives SACs accreditation

Posted on July 12, 2013 : Posted in Early Child Care Education, Legacy Academy

Legacy Academy Suwanee Dam has been granted the prestigious Southern Association of Colleges and School’s (SACS) accreditation for its early childcare program. 


Legacy Academy Suwanee Dam has been granted the prestigious AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal.  This means that Legacy Academy Suwanee Dam is recognized across the nation as a quality school system for its early childcare program. 
   “The SACs accreditation process examines the whole institution—the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders,” says Sam Poyan, MBA – Owner/Director of Legacy Academy Suwanee Dam.  “The accreditation provides a huge benefit to parents who value the smaller child-to-teacher ratio and individualized learning for Pre-K, Kindergarteners and first-grade students.”
The accreditation process involves three ongoing components:  1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review.  The system’s accreditation is for a five year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term.
   Accreditation also means that parents and students experience ease in transferring from one school to another.  In addition, families benefit from Legacy Academy Suwanee Dam’s commitment to raising student performance and accountability.
   “We are excited and honored by the accreditation,” says Ms. Poyan. “Whether a child misses the birthday cutoff for public school or a parent feels the child would benefit from our smaller class size, our program is an exceptional option for the first years of school. Our students routinely begin school reading well above grade level. 
   Excellence in education starts early and helps a child love learning and allows him or her to get the most from the entire academic experience. Our SACS accreditation matters because our students deserve the highest level of educational excellence possible.”
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, stated, “AdvancD School System Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners.  Legacy Academy Suwanee Dam  is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”