May 2010: The Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools (MSCSS) has announced that Blackstone Career Institute has been reaccredited for the period ending May 1, 2015. The decision to reaccredit Blackstone Career Institute was awarded on the basis of an agreement approved by MSCSS and the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The agreement allows a school to utilize the rigorous process of self-study, visitation, and the report of one of the two accrediting agencies to apply for accreditation from both MSCSS and DETC. The agreement between the two agencies also ensures that any school seeking accreditation through the cooperative agreement can demonstrate that it meets the standards of quality for both agencies.
MSCSS is one of six regional accrediting agencies recognized around the world for promoting standards of quality for schools and its protocols for promoting school improvement. DETC is a well-known leader in recognizing and promoting quality distance education schools. Both MSCSS and DETC are recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as approved accreditation agencies. Blackstone was first accredited by the DETC in 2005 and MSCSS in 2006. Blackstone’s DETC accreditation has also been renewed until 2015.
“Blackstone Career Institute is to be congratulated for having completed the rigorous and demanding accreditation review process successfully,” said Dr. Henry G. Cram, Executive Director of the Commission on Secondary Schools. “By meeting the standards of the Association, and by having established a comprehensive and challenging strategic plan to improve targeted areas of school performance, Blackstone Career Institute has joined a growing number of schools in the Middle States region that are committed to public accountability for their results. Blackstone has demonstrated that it is a quality institution using distance education as a means to provide access to their educational programs.”
“We are pleased to be acknowledged by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools, an organization that sets high standards in education. Our staff worked hard to perform the self-analysis required by both Middle States and the DETC, ensuring that our school provides an outstanding educational experience for our students,” said Kevin McCloskey, president of Blackstone Career Institute.
Blackstone is an international distance training school providing career training in a variety of fields, including legal assistant/paralegal, pharmacy technician, medical transcription, medical billing and coding, medical office assisting, and dental office assisting.