The purpose of an NLSA is to evaluate the actual conditions in place that are related to essential indicators of school quality. These are objectively assessed and measured in seven specific standard areas. To become accredited in good standing with NLSA, a school must comply fully with 30 required indicators of success. An independent accreditation team does this evaluation.
On July 31, 2019, St. Paul Lutheran School received National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS). The LCMS oversees the operations of over 2000 schools worldwide and has been accrediting schools since 1978. These accreditation decisions are based upon a school’s compliance with national standards for Lutheran schools that reflect the essential qualities that are expected of Lutheran schools.
“This accreditation is evidence of the dedication of the St. Paul Church & School community to deliver a Christ-centered and academically strong education program,” said Stan Stigdon, Principal.
Parents and school staff worked together to assemble the evidence and create school action plans to address areas of improvement identified through the accreditation process. This body of work included a summary document of over 150 pages with links to supporting details.
“This was a tremendous and successful effort supported by parents, school staff, and church members that will help to improve our educational programs and facility,” said Mr. Stigdon.
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School are committed to continuous improvements in our education offerings to the students, their families, and the community.