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Accreditation Standard 4

Standard 4 - Resources and Support Systems

The school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.

Standard 4.1

Qualified professional and support staff are sufficient in number to fulfill their roles and responsibilities necessary to support the school’s purpose, direction, and the educational program.

OUR INTERPRETATION: School board with various responsibilities of overall management. Primary and Secondary teachers assigned to each level. Additional volunteers for various activities during the school session like Library Management, substitute/HW correction etc.
Level3: Policies, processes, and procedures ensure that school leaders have access to, hire, place, and retain qualified professional and support staff. School leaders systematically determine the number of personnel necessary to fill all the roles and responsibilities necessary to support the school purpose, educational programs, and continuous improvement. Sustained fiscal resources are available to fund positions critical to achieve the purpose and direction of the school.

Evidences

Staffing Needs - At the start of academic year planning sessions are done to maintain low students to teacher ratio

List of qualified backup resources

Financial report for last 3 years

Stakeholder survey results with positive feedback on teaching resources

 

Standard 4.2

Instructional time, material resources, and fiscal resources are sufficient to support the purpose and direction of the school.

OUR INTERPRETATION: Predefined course levels and calendar of class schedule along with the assigned class rooms and resources. 
Level3: Instructional time, material resources, and fiscal resources are focused on supporting the purpose and direction of the school. Instructional time is protected in policy and practice. School leaders work to secure material and fiscal resources to meet the needs of all students. School leaders demonstrate that instructional time, material resources, and fiscal resources are allocated so that all students have equitable opportunities to attain challenging learning expectations. Efforts toward the continuous improvement of instruction and operations include achieving the school's purpose and direction.

Evidences

At the start of the academic year, text book and homework books are purchased from ATA for all students

Last 3 years financial reports

School calendar and schedule on OpenSIS and website

Standard 4.3

The school maintains facilities, services, and equipment to provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment for all students and staff.

OUR INTERPRETATION: Dedicated classrooms for every class and necessary equipment like books, markers, pens. Safety committee for each branch and floor.
Level3: School leaders have adopted or created clear expectations for maintaining safety, cleanliness, and a healthy environment and have shared these definitions and expectations with stakeholders. School personnel and students are accountable for maintaining these expectations. Measures are in place that allow for continuous tracking of these conditions. Improvement plans are developed and implemented by appropriate personnel as necessary to improve these conditions. Results of improvement efforts are evaluated.

Evidences

Fire drill conducted and documented

Emergency plan available at website

At the start of the year, school management works with St.Louis and O Fallon county libraries to secure classes for the whole year

Survey results proving the availability of the safe and clean school environment

Standard 4.4

Students and school personnel use a range of media and information resources to support the school’s educational programs.

OUR INTERPRETATION: LMS with eLearning content, Audio/Video visuals
Level2: Students and school personnel have access to media and information resources necessary to achieve most of the educational programs of the school. Personnel are available to assist students and school personnel in learning about the tools and locations for finding and retrieving information.

Evidences

Teaching and support staff available to guide for online resources

School and ATA website

Tamil Virtual University online material, audio and video

OpenSIS (LMS) tutorials for all stakeholders (Parents Manual)

Interactive Learning Sample Lessons

Standard 4.5

The technology infrastructure supports the school’s teaching, learning, and operational needs.

OUR INTERPRETATION: Learning Management System as the system of records for School/Student Management. Every School Admin, Teachers, Students and parents have access to LMS to view the Calendar, Events, Billing, Library, Attendance, Schedule & progress reports
Level3: The technology infrastructure meets the teaching, learning, and operational needs of all stakeholders. School personnel develop and administer needs assessments and use the resulting data to develop and implement a technology plan to improve technology services and infrastructure.

Evidences

Parents awareness meeting for online and LMS tools

Students and Parents handbook

Survey results proving sufficient technology resource availability

Improvement plan for expanding LMS with additional features.

Interactive Learning  - Sample Lessons

Standard 4.6

The school provides support services to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of the student population being served.

OUR INTERPRETATION: Teachers communicate to Parents every week or need basis. End of semester parent/teacher conferences to review the progress of students and all other aspects which needs support
Levle2: School personnel endeavor to determine the physical, social, and emotional needs of students in the school. School personnel provide or coordinate programs to meet the needs of students when possible. School personnel evaluate all programs. Improvement plans related to these programs are sometimes designed and implemented to meet the needs of students.

 

Evidences

School's has policies and procedures to handle special need students

Survey proving that the school asses the special needs of students.

Email archival of weekly teacher’s communication to parents

Semester wise parent teacher conferences

School's pre-class assembly discussing on students character building.

Standard 4.7

The school provides services that support the counseling, assessment, referral, educational, and career planning needs of all students.

OUR INTERPRETATION: Tamil school will work with parents to get the possible Language credits for various levels. Also has a referral program with University of Pennsylvania for getting the university language credits
Level2: School personnel endeavor to determine the counseling, assessment, referral, educational, and career planning needs of students in the school. School personnel provide or coordinate programs to meet the needs of students when possible. School personnel evaluate all programs. Improvement plans related to these programs are sometimes designed and implemented to meet the needs of students.

 

Evidences

School board works with outside organizations like UPenn for student's higher education needs.

 

 

 

 

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