St. Lorenz Ranked in top 5% of Lutheran Schools nationwide!
National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) Commission met in July to accredit schools and conduct the business of the organization. The 2017 commission accredited 102 schools and awarded five of those special recognition as Schools of Distinction. Schools involved with the NLSA process are committed to continuous ongoing improvement that reflects the self-study process and action plan. Additionally, schools are held accountable for progress by their district accreditation commission throughout the five-year accreditation cycle. NLSA Director Terry Schmidt calls accreditation a “high honor,” involving a rigorous process of evaluation and self-study. During the past year, the work of each school undergoing accreditation was evaluated by a visiting team of professional educators who affirmed the school’s strengths and assisted with the development of an action plan.
This year, St. Lorenz is one of five schools who distinguished themselves through the accreditation process, being recognized as a School of Distinction by the NLSA. St. Lorenz was rated in the top 5 percent of overall school accreditation ratings awarded by Validation Teams and by the NLSA membership committee. Says Schmidt, “The status of a School of Distinction is a tremendous accomplishment. The award demonstrates a school’s commitment to providing a distinctive level of quality Christian education for the children that it serves. As a result of its effort, each school receives a special award that is reflective of this accomplishment.”