On September 28th, the MACTE Board of Directors met to review several CGMS applications for accreditation and residency changes. We are pleased to announce that all applications were approved with no issues or exceptions. MACTE President, Rebecca Pelton, reported that the MACTE Board applauded our hard work, efforts and commitment to the process.
The programs approved for accreditation include the renewal of our Elementary I-II program and approval of our new standalone Elementary I (6-9) and our Elementary II (9-12) programs.
All of our new residency sites were also approved: Oakland, California (EC and EL), Lakeland, Florida (EC and EL), Beijing, China (EC), Amman, Jordan (EC), and Istanbul, Turkey (EC).
Several other new programs were approved at the June MACTE Board meeting; Plaquemine, Louisiana (EC and EL), Alexandria, Louisiana (EC), Wesley Chapel, Florida (IT), and our new Secondary I-II program with residential locations in New Albany, Indiana, and Washington, NC.
With this news, CGMS has completed our years-long goal of offering fully accredited training solutions for every level of the Montessori journey. We are now developing a School Administrator’s program and training in other languages.
We want to thank all CGMS Level Directors, faculty, and administrative staff who contributed to the preparation of MACTE accreditation documents and welcomed the MACTE onsite visit teams at the new residential sessions. We also thank the host schools for working with us to provide a positive environment for our budding Montessori guides. Most importantly, we thank our wonderful adult learners who shared with MACTE much positive feedback about their experience with CGMS and also provided some great suggestions for improvement. We do all of this for you and for the children and families you will serve throughout your career!