OptionsANIMAL provides accredited investor education curriculum offered through Hudu Academy with Regional Accreditation provided through AdvancED. Our courses are therefore legitimized and accredited for the Digital Learning School and the Corporate Systems Accreditation categories. This seal of accreditation guarantees a quality of excellence in our education as our protocol for delivering courses is aligned with the Department of Education.
About Hudu Academy
Accredited Education Guarantees a Quality of Excellence
We believe in empowering students to choose and chart their own course for learning. The Hudu LMS is a delivery system that includes the benefits of interaction, collaboration, and process learning. We provide an online experience like no other, and no matter the path you chose, you will walk away with badges, certificates, or course credits. This equates to a real-world education and the ability to demonstrate your skills in the workforce.
Hudu education is accredited by the Regional Accreditation Institution of AdvancED.
Hudu Adademy’s AdvancED Digital Learning Accreditation offers a comprehensive and systematic approach designed to help digital learning providers obtain both student and operational excellence.
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. The accreditation process is also known in terms of its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education. But such definitions, though accurate, are incomplete.
While accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, it is far more than that. Today accreditation examines the whole institution—the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students.
For many, accreditation is both a significant achievement pronouncing an institution’s quality of education, as well as a remarkably enriching process for the institutions recognizing the tremendous competitive and performance gains it affords. Sadly, some schools approach accreditation as a necessary imposition that they must endure to secure the seal of accreditation, and the quicker they satisfy the requirements, the sooner they can return their attention to running their institutions. But it is those schools and school systems that see the untapped transformative power in the process of accreditation that are able to build true capacity to improve student learning and make continuous school improvement a distinctive reality.
It is the process of accreditation that yields the greatest continuing return for institutions. When approached properly, the internal self-assessment an institution conducts against a set of research-based quality standards can produce a wealth of galvanizing insights. Honest self-evaluation is unparalleled in its ability to uncover and bring into sharp focus special challenges for an institution that may not have been fully understood. The external review is the hallmark of the accreditation process, and like the internal self-assessment, it energizes and equips the leadership and stakeholders of an institution or school system to tackle those areas that may be thwarting desired performance levels.
Accreditation is a force-multiplier. The process is a catalyst for transformative excellence, and AdvancED’s accreditation process is designed on a standards-based framework to feed continuous improvement and transform education on a global scale. Education providers of all types around the world use AdvancED Accreditation.
- Elementary, Middle and Secondary Schools
- School Districts/Systems
- Postsecondary Schools
- Educational Corporations
- Digital Learning Institutions
- Educational Service Agencies
- Pre-K Institutions
Accreditation is inextricably linked to institution and educational system improvement. The accreditation process asks institutions and systems to critically evaluate their vision, strategies, priorities, leadership, and programs and resources. The process of earning and maintaining accreditation provides institutions and educational systems with clear and compelling direction for implementing changes to move toward excellence.
What are the standards of quality for accreditation?
Commitment to continuous improvement is a dynamic effort, consistently requiring attention and revision. We expect this commitment from the educational institutions we serve, and we expect it from ourselves. To that end, OptionsANIMAL is proud to meet the AdvancED Standards for Quality.
The AdvancED Standards for Quality mark an evolution in continuous improvement and accreditation. While leveraging accreditation as a powerful tool for driving effective practices in support of student learning, these research-based Standards also emphasize teaching and learning; share embedded common themes across Standards; and address students' ability to successfully develop learning, thinking, and life skills as critical elements of student achievement.
AdvancED Standards for Quality
- Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
- Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
- Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
- Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
- Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous Improvement
How did we get accredited?
Through a relationship with Hudu Academy, and meeting the stringent accreditation requirements, OptionsANIMAL was afforded the opportunity to offer its comprehensive investor education curriculum within Hudu Academy’s AdvancED accredited course offering.
Why did OptionsANIMAL choose Hudu Academy and AdvancED accreditation?
OptionsANIMAL chose Hudu Academy and AdvancED® because AdvancED® is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in more than 70 countries that educate over 16 million students.
The AdvancED® accreditation processes and procedures are research-based and rigorous.
Why does accreditation matter?
Accreditation is designed to help educational institutions boost their ongoing performance efforts for the benefit of their students. Accreditation matters because our students deserve the highest level of educational excellence possible.
How does Accreditation benefit you?
There are many benefits to attending an accredited educational institution:
- OptionsANIMAL is part of a global network committed to standards of educational excellence.
- Students benefit from AdvancED research that shapes educational policy and improves learning practices.
- AdvancED brings the best available ideas and thinking on education practices and trends through innovative products, educational technologies, and the collective knowledge of peers.
- Experience ease in transferring credits from one school to another.
- Gain greater access to federal loans, scholarships, postsecondary education and military programs that require students attend an accredited institution.
- Benefit from our commitment of raising student performance and accountability.
Who else is accredited by AdvancED?
- U.S. Department of Defense - http://www.dodea.edu/Accreditation/FAQ.cfm
- And many more....
What tax benefits are there?
There are several tax benefits that our members may be able to take advantage of due to Accreditation, and to get the specifics you'll need to contact your accountant or tax professional.