Mosaica Education, Inc. Receives Five-Year Corporate Re-Accreditation and High Commendations and from AdvancED

March 21, 2011 (Atlanta, Ga.) — Mosaica Education, founded January 1997, has received excellent commendations and is recommended for a five-year corporate re-accreditation from AdvancED, the world’s largest independent accreditation commission.

AdvancED’s district-wide re-accreditation will apply to all future charter schools operated by Mosaica, within the five-year period. This means new charters, will not be required to go through an accreditation process.

The AdvancED Quality Assurance Review Team also singled out Mosaica’s schools for special commendations on six different fronts:

  • Passionate leadership, skill and expertise, which resulted in what AdvancED characterized as “a highly successful education management company”;
  • The proprietary Paragon® curriculum and educational philosophy:
  • An innovative operational culture that “values ‘edupreneurship’ and . . . innovation”;
  • Acceptance of moral responsibility to students and staff for teaching and learning;
  • The successful development of a scalable, sustainable model, as well as an organizational capacity for continuous improvement; and
  • A demonstrated record of student achievement.

AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 69 countries that educate more than 15 million students.

Mosaica, which launched its charter schools on the vision of its co-founders, now operates 75 charter schools nationwide, including blended-model and online schools in Arizona and California, and it has expanded into global education, with 15 schools in the Middle East and plans to open more based on its acclaimed educational program.

Accreditation, significant for oversight and accountability purposes, includes a documented self-study and independent review panel of experienced educational professionals. This is designed to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory standards in the various jurisdictions where Mosaica operates.

At its core, Mosaica focuses on student achievement through the implementation of its proprietary Paragon® Curriculum.  Paragon® is a hands-on, inquiry-based Humanities program.

Dawn Eidelman, Ph.D., Mosaica’s co-founder and Paragon’s principal architect, noted that the college-preparatory program is specifically designed for 21st-century schools; it is delivered digitally and updated annually, with a focus on bringing together students, teachers, parents, and community partners to celebrate human excellence in a hands-on journey through the history of world culture.

“There is a palpable bond among the standing-room only crowds at Paragon Nights,” she remarked.

About Mosaica Education, Inc.
Mosaica Education, Inc. is a global education company that operates high-performing schools and provides related services in the United States and Internationally. Mosaica has educated over 45,000 children since its inception. The company currently manages 90 school programs in eight states, the District of Columbia and the Middle East. Mosaica-managed schools utilize a unique school design, which combines a proprietary curriculum Paragon®, with state-of-the-art technology. Paragon offers a hands-on approach focused on the multiple intelligences and individualized learning styles through a thematic approach of study that covers multiple subject areas.

About AdvancEd
AdvancED brings together more than 100 years of experience and the expertise of the two largest national accreditation agencies — the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). The AdvancED accreditation process, is a clear and comprehensive program of evaluation and external review, supported by research-based standards, and dedicated to helping schools, districts and education providers continuously improve. It is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the U.S. and in 69 countries that educate more than 15 million students.