Some of the BRC School staff display certificates of achievement presented during an ice cream social to celebrate the VAISEF accreditation.
The Barry Robinson Center (BRC) recently received another five-year accreditation for its educational program from the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF).
VAISEF is an association of Virginia private providers of specialized education and services for children and youth with special needs, and their families. VAISEF accredits private special education programs that are regulated by the Virginia Department of Education.
“We’re very pleased to earn another five-year accreditation from VAISEF for our school,” said Eric Krumich, vice president of education for BRC. “It’s a rigorous review process that keeps us accountable and demonstrates our commitment to excellence for our residents’ academic progress during residential treatment.”
VAISEF’s accreditation standards serve as “indicators” of educational excellence, including governance, supervision, staff development, student management, professional and paraprofessional training, instructional services, student records, safety, parental involvement and much more.
“Our teachers, teacher assistants and other staff worked very hard to prepare for the VAISEF review team, alongside their regular duties,” Krumich said. “I’m very proud of our education team and the outstanding work they do every day to serve our residents. This accreditation is a testament to their passion and dedication.”