St. Patrick School Accreditation
Let’s begin: what is accreditation all about? Accreditation is a “process of ongoing school improvement that examines all aspects of the school program and operations in relation to the impact on high quality student learning”. (Western Catholic Education Assoc. ISL protocol, 2012)
St. Patrick School is accredited through the WCEA, the State of Washington, and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, and we are required to constantly support high achievement for all students to maintain our excellent accreditation status. The WCEA accreditation process is ongoing and quite rigorous, and that cycle is seven years long. During the 2015-2016 school year we completed what is called our Self-Study process. This is an intense reflective and analytical undertaking, ultimately designed to create an action plan to implement during the subsequent accreditation cycle. We use the WCEA protocol to create an Improving Student Learning (ISL) handbook. In March of Year Seven (2017), a Visiting Team came to our school to review and evaluate our programs. At that time, we earned the full 6-year accreditation status! We thank the teachers, staff, and parents who helped us with the accreditation process. Click here for our accreditation Student Learning Expectations. Click here for more information on WCEA accreditation.