StreetSchool Network™ Awarded AdvancED Corporation Accreditation
- Created on Friday, 21 October 2011 02:37
Tom Tillapaugh announced recently that StreetSchool Network™ was granted AdvancED Corporation Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers accreditation. This means that StreetSchool Network™ is accredited and recognized across the nation as a quality education corporation. The corporation works with its corporate-owned or franchised schools to achieve school-level accreditation.
The AdvancED accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The corporation’s accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term.
“Corporation Accreditation as conferred by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission provides StreetSchool Network™ a nationally-recognized mark of quality for our corporation,” shared Tillapaugh. “It demonstrates to our parents, students, and education partners our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the students we serve.”
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, stated, “Corporation Accreditation is a quality process that focuses the corporate-level on student success and corporation and school effectiveness. StreetSchool Network™ is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”
Parents and interested community members can learn more about the Accreditation Process at
AdvancED is dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide. AdvancED accredits 27,000 public and private schools and districs across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide, educating 15 million students.
Tom Tillapaugh Speaks at Compassion for the Poor Symposium
- Created on Thursday, 13 October 2011 21:24
On October 11, SSN President was invited to speak at the Colorado Christian University Symposium Compassion for the Poor. He had the opportunity to share about Street Schools in chapel as well as holding a workshop describing this very important work. Former US Senator and CCU president thanked Tillapaugh with the following message,
Thank you for sharing the inspiring story of Street Schools with our students, faculty and staff. To learn of your work and the results really enriches the thought-life of CCU. And seeing you on campus reminds me again of how much I appreciate you and all you do for young people and for the Kingdom. Many, many thanks!
Heidi Cate of Lighthouse Academy Receives Recognition in State Newspaper
- Created on Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:00
"Heidi Cate was in one of those spots — everybody’s had one — where she was It.
The longtime therapist and educator was in a countywide meeting to talk about how to best serve the needs of kids expelled from school. The state says they can’t go back to public school for 180 days.
“Within six months, expelled kids are either incarcerated or they’ve dropped out,” Cate says. “What a loss — that’s 200 kids a year. Everybody says these are the most difficult kids — that they’re beyond hope.
“The more I looked at it, the more the kids became real and their stories became real,” she recalls.
So she took the idea of a special school for expelled kids and made it real.
“I felt I couldn’t step away,” says Cate, 45, who founded Lighthouse Academy in 2005 and was its principal. Now, her title is superintendent, because Lighthouse has a new sister school that opened this month — Hope Academy, on Brown Street SE. It takes the same therapeutic approach to education, but serves any kid — not just ones who have been expelled.
The new school is a tribute to Cate and the school atmosphere she created. So many parents were calling her at Lighthouse, wanting their kid to go there — though they hadn’t been expelled — she had to start another school."
To continue reading the full article on MLive.com click HERE.
President Tom Tillapaugh is invited to speak at the Heritage Foundation on the topic of urban education.
- Created on Monday, 16 May 2011 20:13
SSN President Tom Tillapaugh speaks at the Heritage Foundation’s ,“Seek the Welfare of the City” conference in November, 2010. The conference washosted by the Centennial Institute and Colorado Christian University. The event highlighted conservatives and Christian work in our nation’s urban cores. In his speech, Tillapaugh articulated the American crisis in education and the Street School response.
- 700 Club Interview with Tom Tillapaugh at StreetSchool Network
- Tillapaugh aired on "The Great American Decision."
- Tillapaugh Participates in DC Forum
- Tillapaugh Featured on TBN
- Tillapaugh Recognized as Leader in Drop-out Prevention
- STREET SCHOOLS AWARD DIPLOMAS TO RECORD NUMBER OF GRADUATES
- Master of Arts in Education through American Pathways University
- STREETSCHOOLS REACH ACCREDITATION MILESTONE
- StreetSchool Network's Denver Street School Dominates FRCAA Championship Tournament
- New Features to Jackson Hewitt Partnership