Five educators will conduct an on-site Collaborative Conference visit with Morse High School on April 5th and April 6th, 2022. Principal Eric Varney announced today. The Collaborative Conference visit will be conducted under the direction of the Commission on Public Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Collaborative Conference visiting team will be chaired by Nicholas Gannon, Director of Capitol Area Technical Center in Augusta. Mr. Gannon has had extensive experience in the Association’s Accreditation process. 

Principal Eric Varney said, "The purpose of this Collaborative Conference is to review and determine from an outside professional viewpoint the extent to which the school is aligned to the Standards for Accreditation and identify Priority Areas for Growth and improvement. As part of the Conference, the team will meet with school constituents, review the school’s Self-Reflection, visit a number of classes, and examine examples of student work submitted by the school. During the comprehensive Self-Reflection, the faculty attempted to identify the school's strengths and determined those areas in which changes would be beneficial." 

The chair of the Collaborative Conference visiting team, Nicholas Gannon, said, "Our purpose in visiting Morse High School is to assist the faculty in its pursuit of quality education for its students." Principal Eric Varney pointed out, "The members of the team are contributing their services to the school. This spirit of professional collaboration is one of the noted features of the New England Association. The goal of an Accreditation visit is to stimulate a continuing drive for improvement in the school." The members of the team are teachers and administrators from a variety of schools in Maine and Northern New England. 

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges is a voluntary membership organization of more than 2,000 public schools, colleges and universities, independent schools, and vocational, technical, and career institutions. Of these, over 725 schools have been accredited through the Association's Commission on Public Schools. The Commission works with individual public schools to improve the quality of education through a continuous process of Accreditation and ongoing monitoring.

For more information contact: 

Eric Varney 

Morse High School

826 Shipbuilder Dr.

Bath, ME  04530