At its October 2016 meeting, the commissions on Elementary and Secondary schools of the Middle States association of colleges and schools voted to award SHS accreditation for K-12 for a period of seven years starting December 1, 2016 until December 1, 2023. Based on the self-study, surveys conducted at school and the recommendations of the MSA, the school set a plan to address the issues according to priorities.
Based on internal studies of needs for development, the school completed the renovation of lavatories in the second floor of Block A. Also, a modern and functioning dining area for students, staff, and faculty has been constructed and is in the process of completion. The dining area is in adherence with the requirements and regulations of the Lebanese Health Ministry where we also ensure that food and cleanliness are run and controlled by specialists in Food and Quality Control. To this end, a food consultant/ nutritionist has been employed to oversee the children’s menu and other relevant concerns. The menu is posted on the school website
In order to combat any fire hazards that may arise, a state of the art Addressable Fire Alarm System along with 112 smoke detectors and 68 fire extinguishers and an updated evacuation plan has been put in place. Staff and faculty underwent training sessions that target Health and Safety; the majority of the sessions were successfully completed and some sessions have been planned to be completed in the near future.
We have also developed and implemented a Child Protection policy and guidelines for maintaining and sharing medical records and health information of students and members of the staff in compliance with applicable laws. In line with MSA recommendations, a plan that makes safe drinking water available for the students, the staff, and visitors to the school has been mapped out.
Our enthusiasm and dedication towards the accreditation process will continue. The planning team has appointed chairs and co-chairs to head the five committees to tackle the action plans for the school objectives. There are three student performance objectives and two organizational capacity objectives Teachers and staff members have already volunteered to serve on one of the committees.
The planning team will be updating stakeholders on improvements as its work moves forward.
Sagesse High School has been granted re-accreditation for “Designing Our Future Protocol” from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
This achievement was celebrated in the presence of the Rector Fr. Gabriel Tabet and the school community representatives on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the new cafeteria Block A.