Osseo Area Learning Center (OALC) has earned the Highly Effective Schools accreditation from Solution Tree, an organization that empowers educators to raise student achievement. This accreditation is a significant achievement that reflects OALC's commitment to reaching and maintaining the highest levels of educational quality.
OALC earned this accreditation by maintaining and growing identified areas having the biggest impact on student learning and growth. These areas are directly aligned to the Professional Learning Communities at Work® (PLC) process and the High Reliability Schools™ (HRS) framework.
PLCs are schools and districts that make ongoing professional development a priority for educators by focusing on learning, building a collaborative culture and striving toward results. The complementary HRS framework serves as a long-term strategic planning tool for schools that guides improvement in five key areas:
- Safe, Supportive and Collaborative Culture
- Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
- Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
- Standards-Referenced Reporting
- Competency-Based Education
“In order to receive Highly Effective Schools accreditation, schools must put a laser-like focus on the things that really matter and make a difference for students," said Dr. Cameron Rains, director of school improvement for Solution Tree. "We commend Osseo Area Learning Center for achieving this designation and for going the extra mile for the learners they serve.”