Stamford High School is a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This organization is the accrediting agency for the schools in the New England region. Every member school goes through a ten-year accreditation cycle. At its January 11-12, 2004 meeting, the Commission on Public Secondary Schools (CPSS), our governing body within NEASC, voted to continue Stamford High School’s accreditation for 10 years, the maximum allowed. The next step in the process was to implement the recommendations made by the visiting team in March 2003. Two- and five-year reports, and several other updates, have been completed and submitted to NEASC. These reports, with documentation, verify that we have successfully acted upon each recommendation.
The school has now completed its 2014 self-study process, culminating in the Visiting Committee's four-day, on-site evaluation from October 19, 2014 through October 22nd. Stamford High School's Final Report is now available for the public. On April 16, 2015, the school received its official notification letter that its accreditation is being renewed, with a warning for the School Culture and Leadership standard.
Most recently SHS has received the NEASC response to the SHS Special Progress Report which was submitted on December 1, 2015. Accreditation for SHS is approved although the school remains on warning for the Standard for Accreditation on School Leadership And Culture. SHS must establish their progress towards the NEASC visiting committee's recommendations in a 2 year report to be submitted to the CPSS on October 1, 2016.