St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy has been accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, which is a division of AdvancED.
A lot of work goes into this!
The heart of the accreditation process is that we embrace a mission to always look for ways to improve.
There are five broad standards that an institution must meet. For each standard, the school is required to evaluate themselves on a number of specific points; the school must evaluate for themselves first, give evidence for, and then have AdvancED verify. The five broad standards are as follows:
- Purpose and Direction – The institution maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
- Governance and Leadership – The institution operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and institution effectiveness.
- Teaching and Assessing for Learning – The institution’s curriculum, instructional design and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.
- Resources and Support Systems – The institution has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.
- Using Results for Continuous Improvement – The institution implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and institution effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.