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Accreditations & Recognition

California Department of Education
Olive Crest Academy is certified by the California Department of Education and meets all state-mandated criteria for operating a school for special needs students.

NCASES Accreditation Seal  COA
Olive Crest Academy was awarded the highest accreditation possible from the National Commission for Accreditation of Special Education Services, which ensures special education programs and services maintain excellence through demonstrable adherence to a set of established national standards. Accreditation by NCASES: is voluntary, assures the community that the agency has met best current practices, assists prospective clients, families, and public agencies in choosing a service provider, and assists in the development of agency improvement goals. Integrated accreditation with Council on Accreditation further ensures the highest quality organizational standards.

Olive Crest Academy’s selection as a NASET School of Excellence is the highest honor a private special education school can achieve through this professional association. The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment, and achievement in the field of special education.

PBIS is a proactive approach that schools use to improve school safety and promote positive behavior. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment. At its heart, PBIS calls on schools to teach students positive behavior strategies, just as they would teach about any other subject—like reading or math. As a PBIS school, Olive Crest Academy recognizes that students can only meet behavioral expectations if they know what the expectations are. Everyone learns what is considered to be appropriate behavior and uses a common language to talk about it. Throughout the school day—in class, at lunch, and traveling to and from campus—students understand what is expected of them. Studies have proven that students at PBIS schools receive fewer detentions and suspensions, and earn better grades.