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October 15, 2019

Dr. Gifty Chung
Forest Trail Academy
3111 Fortune Way B13
Wellington, FL 33414

Dear Dr. Chung:
It is my pleasure to inform you that at its October 10th meeting, the Commissions on
Elementary and Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
voted to award the following to Forest Trail Academy, grades K-12:


Since you are participating in a cooperative accreditation effort with the Accreditation
International (Ai), the term of accreditation is for seven years, effective December 1, 2019 and
expiring on December 1, 2026. Middle States will accept the accreditation maintenance
requirements established by Ai in fulfillment of MSA requirements. Please be sure to forward all
maintenance items/reports to both MSA and Ai.

An “Accredited” institution is an educational organization that meets all MSA Standards for
Accreditation, adheres to applicable MSA policies, and meets the requirements of the selfstudy protocol used. The institution agrees to adhere to all requirements for maintenance of

Please accept our sincere congratulations on the recognition of your school as an accredited
member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Enclosed please find your
Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools accreditation certificate and other
materials you can use to make this achievement known to your community of stakeholders. We
are pleased that you continue to be among the schools throughout the world that meet the
internationally recognized standards of quality of the Middle States Association of Colleges and
Schools. The staff of the Commissions will be happy to be of service to you and your school at
any time.

Lisa Marie McCauley, Ed.D, CPA
Middle States Association
Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools
Cc: Accreditation International

I want to take this time to appreciate Miss Ledy Scott, who is Joshua’s Geometry teacher, and Mrs, Barazza, Spanish II.

I think Joshua received the best teachers when these two ladies were assigned to him. I am eternally grateful for the efforts they made with helping Josh with the subjects and also with their encouragement to him. In our island, Josh is the only child I know who is home-schooled and actually registered in a school online. People tend to think that everything is computerized and he does not deal with real people. They are soo wrong.

Miss Scott has a way of explaining Joshua’s mistakes in a way that is out of this world. I went to school 35 years ago and no teacher I had ever worked with me in such a way. Miss Barazza is the same thing.

Sometimes the works of many teachers go unnoticed and unappreciated. I have personally thanked both ladies and I want to let management know how fine they are. All of the teachers were good, but sometimes you have to pinpoint those who go above and beyond the call of duty. I would hand them lifetime Teachers Awards if I could get to do so.

Thank to Forest Trail once again for giving my son the opportunity that he would not have had otherwise. Once the 10th grade is closed off, I will take Josh a week’s vacation (well deserved) and when we return in early November I will sign him up to start another chapter in his life.

I would like for those at the very head of Forest Trail to see this email please so kindly circulate it to them.

oh, I also want to say thanks for allowing me to be a part of the accreditation process as a parent. It was a once in a lifetime experience that no other parent in the BVI has ever had. Except for an elite private school, none of the schools in the Territory are accredited, and I am humbled to have taken part.

Wishing all of the very best.
Einstein Lawrence

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