SJWCA has been accredited by AdvancED!

AdvancED Accreditation:

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:

  1. 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.
  2.  Governance and Leadership – The institution operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and institution effectiveness.
  3.  Teaching and Assessing for Learning – The institution’s curriculum, instructional design and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.
  4. Resources and Support Systems – The institution has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students. 
  5.  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.