Oak Meadow is accredited through the The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the New England Association for Schools and Colleges. Oak Meadow is the first distance learning school to earn accreditation in NEASC’s prestigious 130-year history.
Principal accrediting agencies
- New England Association for Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
- The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)
Regional accrediting agencies
- North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA)
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
- Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
These agencies typically honor credits granted by one another. While Oak Meadow cannot guarantee that an individual school or school district will accept our credits, our transcripts carry the seal of our accrediting organizations and have been widely accepted by schools and universities around the world. Oak Meadow also is an Approved Independent School in the state of Vermont. Accreditation is especially important when considering high school graduation and college admissions.
What does accreditation mean? Accreditation means that Oak Meadow School has been approved by an outside, independent agency which has determined that Oak Meadow meets accepted standards for schools. These standards address the rigor of academic programs, the processing of academic records, business practices, and long term goals for continued improvement.
Why is accreditation important? Enrolling in a school that has received accreditation is important for a variety of reasons. You can be assured that the school has met strict professional standards and will continue to meet them to maintain accreditation. Additionally, it is much easier to transfer credits from an accredited school than from a non-accredited school.
Many Oak Meadow students are pursuing their passions (athletic, musical, artistic, and more) and making clear progress toward earning their high school diploma and moving on to college. Thanks to our distance learning format, student-athletes can travel to meet training and competition demands, and still fulfill their academic commitments. Our graduation requirements meet National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) standards, and all but one of our courses are NCAA approved. Please note: you are responsible for complying with NCAA eligibility registration, rules and regulations.