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Spotlight on Excellence

Welcome to Spotlight on Excellence, an online publication to highlight innovation and best practices being implemented by ACCSC-accredited schools to better support today's students.

ACCSC knows that innovative and exciting projects are happening every day at our schools. Through this platform, we hope to provide an opportunity for our schools to share best practices with each other as a means to support student success in the workforce. 


Teaching Kids to Fly

Dr. Joel English
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Chesapeake, Virginia

There is an age-old saying that that I am sure you have heard which says, "teach a man to fish and he will eat for life." At Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), we have taken that adage to heart and have teamed up with the City of Norfolk, VA to teach kids to fly! While I am not referring to "flying' in the sense of actually flying airplanes, but in the sense that we are helping these students see that they can soar to heights that they may not have ever really thought possible.



Steve Chandler, Executive Director
TONI & GUY Hairdressing Academy
Colorado Springs, Colorado

In career-focused programs, creating leadership opportunities for students has not always been a priority. But, we all have them in each of our campuses and we work hard to develop strong student leadership teams that serve as a liaison between the student body and the staff and faculty of the institution.


Tell Us Your Story

ACCSC will be accepting submissions due on the 1st business day of every quarter (i.e., January, April, July, and September). Contributors must be from an ACCSC-accredited school, and the blog posts must be 400-800 words in length.

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