St. Paul Lutheran School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and by National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA). We choose to become accredited for a number of reasons.
First, accreditation assures our school community that St. Paul’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program; it’s one way we validate the integrity of a St. Paul Lutheran education.
Secondly, it contributes to the improvement of the our programs, services and operations. Through an ongoing means of self-assessment it helps us manage change through:
During this process, St. Paul Lutheran is visited by a team of fellow educators, both public and private, to corroborate our work and give us insights and perspectives. This has been valuable over the years.
Finally, graduating from an accredited school ensures families and students that our course of study has been approved for entrance into both public and private schools.