St. Timothy's Lutheran School is currently accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The longest term of accreditation a school can be awarded is a six-year term. STLS is proud to have been awarded a six-year term of accreditation in June of 2011.
What does accreditation mean?
Accreditation certifies that an institution meets established standards and is achieving stated objectives. WASC is one of six regional associations in the United States with the authority to grant institutional accreditation. Prior to an on-site evaluation by an accreditation team, the school completes a comprehensive self-study.
All diplomas, degree programs and education activities offered by the institution are covered by the institution's accreditation.
Why pursue accreditation?
- Mission and goals focused on students
- A collaboratively-developed improvement plan that includes methods for measuring student progress and involves key school stakeholders
- An effective framework that integrates all types of school planning and evaluation requirements
- Qualified administrative, instructional, and support staff
- A climate that promotes learning
- Accountability and value for dollars spent
- Recognition as an accredited school in a registry available throughout the world