St. Paul College of Makati

Caritas Christi, Urget Nos

SPCM Ups Accreditation, Gains Prestige

By Leila Marie Magno

Following the fulfillment of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU)’s requirements for reaccreditation, SPCM upped its member status from Level I to Level II last December 1, 2017.

The two-day survey visit held from September 4 to 5 of this year aimed to judge the school not in comparison to other educational institutions, but in pursuance of the implementation of the school’s purposes and objectives.

The promotion was the result of the efforts from the Board of Directors, Assistant Academic Services Head, Level Coordinators, Subject Team Leaders, non-teaching personnel, among many others. 

Conducted were panel and group interviews of several departments, including but not limited to the Grade School (GS) and High School (HS) faculty, GS and HS students, and the Parents Homeroom Collaboration Council (PHCC).

Other assessment indicators further supplemented this pursuit, such as pedagogical instruction observation and facilities and equipment inspection. Cognizant of the standards measured through the accreditation process, the school finished a self-survey beforehand.

The favorable evaluation among all aspects guaranteed the institution’s reaccreditation for five years, until December 2022.

Adhering to the PAASCU’s Actions and Responsibilities, SPCM will reap various benefits, namely, “consultancy services […], assistance through school improvement program and services, and continued liaison with the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines, the Department of Education, and the Commission on Higher Education”.

Through identification and probing of these given characteristics, the school advanced in cognizance of its strengths and weaknesses, thus being aware of the various rooms for improvement. The establishment of this identity, alongside proper recognition among official, marks the school’s commitment to the pursuit of great education in all facets available for its students.