In the presence of God, St. Michael's School provides a nurturing environment, academic excellence and spiritual growth in order to prepare children to live wisely and serve faithfully.
ACCREDITATION St. Michael’s School was first accredited in 1992 by MNSAA (MN Non-Public School Accrediting Association) and was reaccredited in 1999. Every 7 years the school seeks to renew its accreditation by preparing a Self Study Report which demonstrates compliance with the accreditation criteria. St. Michael’s School also developed a School Improvement Plan and hosts an onsite team visit. The MNSAA Board makes the Accreditation Status determination.
WHY 1. Accreditation provides recognized credibility for schools in the eyes of the public. 2. Accreditation provides outside validation that a school has met certain basic standards, and is actively seeking a quality education program. 3. Accreditation assures the public that the school program and organization will periodically undergo an intensive self-evaluation by the school community, and a review by educators who are not affiliated with the school. 4. Accreditation makes a public statement that the school is committed to quality education, is willing to be measured against standards and is willing to engage in school improvement activities. 5.Accreditation facilitates an intensive self-evaluation process whereby improvement in staff communication and cohesiveness has been a consistent result.
CRITERIA The nine sections of the MNSAA Self Study Report are School Profile Standard 1. Mission Statement and Philosophy NCEA Standard : Catholic Identity Standard 2 Curriculum and Instruction Standard 3 Learner Performance Standard 4 School Climate and Facilities Standard 5 Community Relations Standard 6 Personnel Standard 7 Leadership and Governance Standard 8 School Improvement Plan
Who The faculty, administrators, parents, Advisory Council, PTC, community members, parishioners (St. Michael and St. Joseph) are all involved in the accreditation renewal. These are the stakeholders of St. Michael’s School who are each involved in some way with the current operation and future of the school.
St. Michael's School was most recently accredited in June of 2014 after an on-site visit during April of 2014.