Middle States Accreditation
Aldo Cavalli, CEO
Cristal McCollum, Prinicpal
Brandon Leydic, Director of Operations
Janear Hankerson, Human Resources
Michele Banks, Special Education Coordinator
Jalen Rosario, Child Accounting Administrator
Dr. Angelo Senese, External Coordinator
Rosalee Sabo, AAECS Board of Trustees
Bliss Fallon, 5th Gr. Teacher
Lissa Scearce, 5th Gr. Teacher
Mary Kate Walter, 4th Gr. Teacher
Wendy Goldman, 3rd Gr. Teacher
Sariann Knerr, 2nd Gr. Teacher
Amy Seals, 2nd Gr. Teacher
Julie Mueller, 1st Gr. Teacher
Kalli Wardle, 1st Gr. Teacher
Amanda Russell, EL Specialist
Kristin Cichowski, Theatre Teacher
Nick Krajcic, STEAM Coordinator
Emily Elias, Math Specialist
Lauren Dreher, Reading Specialist
Mary Kate Walter, Reading Specialist
The 12 MSA Standards
Governance and Leadership
School Improvement Planning
School Organization and Staff
Health and Safety
Assessment and Evidence of Student Learning
Student Life and Activities
Upon conclusion of our virtual MSA Visit, our Visiting Team Chair announced that she will be recommending Arts Academy Elementary Charter School for a full 7 year accreditation! We await official confirmation but couldn't be more proud of our school, staff, students and families!
Our final self-study and all supporting evidence has been submitted! We look forward to meeting with the MSA Visiting Team March 15 - 17!
Our MSA Visiting Team Chairperson and Team Members are confirmed. Finalized Action Plans are shared with the staff.
AAECS Student Council creates an M.S.A., "My School is Awesome!" campaign to raise awareness for students and to encourage them to share their opinions about AAECS. The Steering Committee approves the final copy of the Action Plans.
Our MSA visit is confirmed for March 15 - 17, 2021!
Steering Committee discusses short and long term goals. Principal and CEO submit request for a March 2021 evaluation visit.
Leadership Team meets to organize action planning groups and process.
AAECS Goals pass MSA technical review for approval!
Leadership Team reviews and expands upon Action Plan items.
Data Team proposes Action Plan Items.
Steering Committee finalizes survey analysis
Data Team finalizes baseline data analysis and goals and objectives.
Leadership Team presents the Action Planning Template to Steering Committee.
Principal submits request for Evaluation Visit.
Steering Committee begins Staff Survey analysis
Data Team presents goals and objectives to the Steering Committee for feedback.
Steering Committee begins Parent Survey analysis.
Data Team presents draft of MSA Goals to the Leadership Team, Steering Committee for feedback.
Data Team presents plan for data review and goal design.
Principal proudly shares new Belief, Mission and Vision Statements to staff, parents and community!
Data Team drafts plan for MSA Goal selection.
Board of Trustees reviews and approves Mission and Vision Statements.
Principal shares Mission and Vision Statements with staff and parents for feedback.
Board of Trustees reviews and approves Belief Statements.
Steering Committee analyzes and revises Mission and Vision Statements.
Principal shares Belief Statements with staff for feedback.
Leadership Team presents draft Belief Statements at 1st MSA Steering Committee Meeting.
Leadership Team drafts Mission and Vision Statements.
Leadership Team seeks volunteers for MSA Steering Committee.
Leadership Team drafts Belief Statements.
Announcement: MSA Application Approved! Our Work Begins!
MSA Candidacy Visit at AAECS