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HPS Accreditation

AdvancED Accreditation sealHastings Public Schools has been granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) accreditation seal. This means that the District and all of its schools are accredited, and that Hastings Public Schools is recognized across the nation as a quality school system.

The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance though internal and external review. The District's accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term.

"District Accreditation as conferred by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission provides Hastings Public Schools a nationally-recognized mark of quality for our District and all the schools within our District," shared Craig Kautz, Superintendent. "It demonstrates to our community 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, state, "District Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Hastings Public Schools is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement."