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Highly Effective Schools Accreditation

Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School announced
today that it has earned Highly Effective Schools Accreditation from Solution Tree. This
accreditation is a significant achievement that reflects Greenbrier Eastside Elementary
School’s commitment to reaching and maintaining the highest levels of educational
quality. Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School earned this accreditation by maintaining
and growing identified areas having the biggest impact on student learning and growth.
These areas are directly aligned to the Professional Learning Communities at Work® (PLC)
process and the High Reliability SchoolsTM (HRS) framework.
PLCs are schools and districts that recognize the key to improved learning for students is
ongoing, job-embedded professional learning for educators. The 3 Big Ideas of the PLC at
Work process call upon educators to: (1) focus on learning, (2) build a collaborative
culture, and (3) create a results orientation. The complementary HRS framework serves as
a long-term strategic planning tool that guides school improvement in five key areas:
1. Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture
2. Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
3. Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
4. Standards-Referenced Reporting
5. Competency-Based Education
Cameron L. Rains, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Solution Tree and co-author of
Professional Learning Communities at Work® and High Reliability SchoolsTM: Cultures of
Continuous Learning, explained, “In order to receive Highly Effective Schools Accreditation,
schools must put a laser-like focus on the things that really matter and make a difference for
students. We commend Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School for achieving this designation
and for going the extra mile for the learners they serve.”