MIDDLE STATES ACCREDITATION
Saint Therese School takes great pride in its standing as an accredited school with the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Middle States Accreditation organization. The Middle States accreditation expresses confidence in Saint Therese School’s mission, goals and objectives, performance and resources. It validates publicly the excellence of the school’s educational program. The Middle States Evaluation is an ongoing process requiring the submission of updated plans every three years. After seven years the school is re-evaluated for continued accreditation. Saint Therese School was re-accredited in May of 2011 and completed the Middle States mid-level review in May, 2014. Work on the re-accreditation process will soon begin in anticipation of Saint Therese School receiving re-accreditation in May, 2018.
Middle States Goals
The Saint Therese School Faculty are implementing a systematic and intentional integration of the Catholic Social Teaching of the Church into the curriculum in order to develop in students knowledge and understandiing of a just and peaceful society.
The Saint Therese School faculty are implementing a systematic progress monitoring approach to improve the effective use and understanding of the writing process by purposefully adapting instruction to student performance.
To insure the safety and security of members of the SaintTherese School community, the faculty and staff are engaging in the development of a comprehensive safety plan through the study and implementation of the Pittsburgh Diocesan All Hazards School Safety Plan with its four distinct written sections: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.