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Accreditation and Achievements

Our Lady of Grace School received Accreditation through the Middle States Association in May, 2010 and will be re-accredited in 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.
 
Student Performance Objective #1:
By the year 2023, Our Lady of Grace students will demonstrate improved performance in STEM related subjects areas.
 
Student Performance Objective #2:
By the year 2023, Our Lady of Grace students will demonstrate improved performance in Language Arts (English and Reading) subject area.
 
The next two of the objectives focus on what the school will do to better its programs, services, activities, and/or operations to produce the levels of student performance desired. The objective is stated as a desired end result in organizational capacity.
 
Organizational Capacity Objective #1:
By the year 2023, Our Lady of Grace Catholic School will show improvement in its communication with students, parents, and the community.
 
Organizational Capacity Objective #2:
By the year 2023, Our Lady of Grace Catholic School will show growth in the areas of advancement and enrollment.