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Lee County Schools receive AdvancED accreditation

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - School administrators from around the county watched as officials from AdvancED granted the Lee County School system re-accreditation at the board meeting Wednesday, February 11.

AdvancED is an international company that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews for school systems to ensure that all students realize their full potential.

"We were very pleased with the results. The system is doing what they need to do to meet the needs of students," explains Jay Wansley, Associate Director of AdvancED Georgia.

Wansley explained results are based on international protocol, not just standards for the state. 

He says Lee County schools met or exceeded AdvancEd's network average in a majority of the areas.

"We had a network average that this system met or was very comparable to and that's the maximum target so Lee County is in very good standing."

Results are based on international protocol, not just standards for the state. 

Wansley says Lee County schools met or exceeded AdvancEd's network average in a majority of the areas.

"It would be in the upper tier of schools across our network," says Wensley.

Lee County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Mac McCoy couldn't be more proud of the system.

"We are poised to go from good to great and I can't wait to get to that huge step," says McCoy.

McCoy says the system will combine the results of the AdvancED report with the strategic plan they began creating last month.

"By this time next year we will have that strategic plan in place and that will help us laser our focus on our initiatives," explains McCoy.

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