St. John Paul II Regional School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission of Elementary Schools. Though not mandatory, we believe that accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and provides a strong endorsement for the value of a John Paul II education.
The accreditation process is a collaborative effort, beginning with a vision created by the school’s key stakeholders (faculty, administration, board members and members of the community) and ending with a five year written plan which charts goals and measures outcomes. Faculty and staff work above and beyond their regular responsibilities to complete a year long self-study in language arts, math and technology, then receive an evaluation and set of recommendations from a professional and impartial team. The result is a deliberate strategy for ongoing improvement in these areas.
It is with great pride that St. John Paul II Regional School announces that the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools has granted our accreditation for the next seven years. Excellence by Design is an accreditation protocol that uses strategic planning as a vehicle for growth and improvement in student performance and in the school’s capacity to effect that growth.
Now the real challenge begins as we begin our work on the three goals we have established for ourselves. By 2024, students will demonstrate an increase in participation and leadership in the spiritual life of the school, including the expansion of student led school-wide community service projects, liturgical music in music/religion class and altar server training. By 2024, each grade from 3rd to 7th will increase the mean score on the IOWA Assessment for computation and critical thinking and reasoning by 3% per grade each year. Our final goal involves the use of our science lab. By 2024, the science lab will be used to its full potential. Using our ACE curriculum as a guide, grades K through 8th will have access to the science lab each quarter.
We would like to thank all our school families for their support and participation in this process.