School Improvement Process
Pigeon Forge High School, 2012-2013 

Welcome and Purpose

Communication is a priority at Pigeon Forge High School.  The purpose of this page is to keep our school stakeholders - faculty, students, parents, and community members - informed about the accreditation process we will be participating in this school year.  On this page stakeholders will find information and links about the accreditation process.  The faculty, staff, and students of Pigeon Forge High School are excited about this process and our many accomplishments over the past thirteen years.  Please feel free to contact the school with any questions.

Accreditation
Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools and is designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational Standards. Today the accreditation process is used at all levels of education and is recognized for its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education. Institutions seeking to gain or retain accreditation by AdvancED must meet AdvancED Standards.

Re-accreditation at PFHS
During the 2012-2013 academic year, Pigeon Forge High School will be going through the re-accreditation process.  Committees of faculty, staff, students, and parents will be formed around the five standards.  These committees will work throughout the school year to examine our academic program, gather evidence and artifacts, and set goals and plans for the future.   School stakeholders will be surveyed in order to gain input about the job our school is doing in educating our students.  Our school will also complete a self-assessment, executive summary, and school improvement plan as part of this process.  Our External Review, when an evaluation team from Advanc-ED visits our school, will occur in April 2013.  If there are any questions about this process, please contact us at the school. 

Helpful Links
Listed below are links to information regarding the accreditation process.  We have links to the Advanc-ED Standards, a Frequently Asked Questions resource, and the Advanc-ED Handbook.  Also, we have links to the Parent Survey and Student Survey if stakeholders would like to share with us their thoughts about our school and its programs.

Standards
Frequently Asked Questions
Advanc-ED Handbook