Our Lady of Grace Catholic School was recently re-accredited through the Middle States Association in May 2017.
Accreditation is a standards-driven process and much more. Today, an accredited school must not only meet the rigorous Middle States Standards, but it must also demonstrate that it is committed to continuous improvement through strategic planning. An accredited school is devoted to a mission. It knows itself, and it operates from an examined vision of services to students, family, and the community.
An accredited school accepts objective evaluation and cares enough about what it does to seek validation by a recognized authority. An accredited school is self-correcting and continuously plans for the future. It demonstrates a continuing capacity to increase quality, student learning, and instructional effectiveness. The accredited school is student oriented. Its philosophy of education is focused on the development of the whole child with an emphasis on academic performance.
MIDDLE STATES OBJECTIVES
Following an extensive self-study using the Middle States Association protocol, Excellence by Design, Our Lady of Grace Catholic School key stakeholders identified four objectives for the purpose of accreditation. These were presented to all stakeholders at the Back to School Night on September 14, 2016 including the evidence and measurements for success.The first two of the objectives focus on growing and improving areas of student performance as expressed in the school's Mission.