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AdvancED SACS Accreditation.

AdvancEd SACS Accreditation

BCPS Seeks to Continue District Accreditation

In an effort to continue our success, the Burke County Public Schools (BCPS) is in the early stages of seeking District Accreditation with AdvancED SACS for the third time. Just as in the Fall of 2006 and in the Fall of 2011, our schools and school district will host an AdvancED External Review Team in the Fall of 2016. But it is never to early too formally start this process or in our case, continue the school improvement process.




Who is AdvancED

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Their goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, their commitment is to help schools improve.



Vision Statement
Burke County Schools will exemplify a quality system that is respected for high standards, outstanding performance, and excellence in student achievement.
Mission Statement
The mission of the Burke County School System is to ensure that all students will graduate with the necessary skills to function successfully in a global society.
SGA's Belief Statements
Student Performance:
SGA Elementary is committed to delivering effective instruction and establishing higher expectations to promote continued improvement in student achievement.
Stakeholder Engagement:
Our school communicates the vision and mission of SGA to all stakeholders and welcomes their input toward the success of our students, staff and school.
Organizational Effectiveness:
SGA provides the foundation for academic excellence through clear administrative guidelines, high expectations for students and a committed faculty.
Continuous Improvement:
SGA's School Improvement Plan guides us through an ongoing process that reflects a commitment to continuous improvement.