Local High School Undergoes Accreditation


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Idaho high schools are required to receive a state accreditation.

Since Canyon Ridge is still fairly new the school is undergoing the process for the very first time.

Idaho high schools are reviewed every five years by a team of educations throughout the state.

Canyon Ridge High School opened its doors four years ago and is up for a campus accreditation.

Educators from neighboring districts survey staff members and evaluate classroom curriculum.

"We look at improvement for the school and we look at all the evidence and artifacts they provide to us based on those five standards and then we certify the findings and make a report to advanced Ed” said Mike Matthews, Advanced Ed for Idaho.

Canyon Ridge staff have been busy preparing for the big visit for the last few months.

"The accreditation is a very important process being an accredited High School in the State of Idaho is something that we put at a priority. One of the things we're excited about is the feedback that we will get from the team” said Principal Brady Dickinson.

Teachers are not the only ones being evaluated; students are prepared to answer questions as well.

"It's an interesting process and very thorough process; it's something I believe is important to the schools to show that you've gone through a process” said Matthews.

Accreditation results students and teachers are looking forward to, the high school will receive a report in June with the results.

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