WASC Accreditation Praise Report

For All the Saints:
 
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
 
This piece of Scripture reminds us of the importance of renewing ourselves by seeking God’s wisdom and discernment to better understand His will and ways. Crean Lutheran had such an opportunity last week in welcoming six educators representing the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), who spent three and a half days “testing” the school’s desired learning outcomes of developing Christians, Learners, and Servants in connection with its ongoing self study in relationship to accreditation. The visiting committee’s final report enthusiastically validated the strong evidence of this work, while offering encouragements for the future. The sections below represent some of the school’s many strengths, as well as areas of opportunity going forward.
 
SCHOOLWIDE AREAS OF STRENGTH

The entire CLHS faculty and staff, administration, and Board of Directors demonstrate a dedication to, unwavering passion for, and relentless pursuit of the school mission, Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education.

The faculty and staff, administration, and Board of Directors manifest the mission as exhibited by fostering a climate that is Christ-centered, caring, nurturing, demanding, and supportive of all students. Teachers balance relational ministry with high academic expectations; further, they integrate a Christian worldview into each class.
 
SCHOOLWIDE AREAS OF FOLLOW-UP

There are a multitude of ways student learning is assessed. There is a need to intentionally gather longitudinal data and articulate results to inform curricular efforts and support student learning. Although Crean Lutheran provides a wide variety of student services, there is a need for the administration to evaluate and expand available services needed to support student personal goals, growth, and mental health as the size of the student body expands.

The board of directors and administration seek funding opportunities to support the mission of the school and meet student academic and personal needs by considering and/or providing educational buildings to meet the growing needs of students and teachers including an indoor space sufficient for student gathering, collaboration, and work.
 
We truly appreciate your partnership in education and the Gospel, and we give the Lord thanks every time we think of you (Philippians 1:3).
 
In His Service,
The Faculty & Staff
Crean Lutheran High School