Sacred Heart School earns 6-year accreditation

Sacred Heart School has received a six-year accreditation after going through a complex procedure.

While they’ve been accredited for three years, it was with “a self study” and this is the first time a visiting committee came to the school, which serves grades K-8.

“We been working on it for three years,” said Principal Bart Freese.

He compared it to the process high schools go through and they could have received accreditation for one, three or six years. They are happy to have received the top accreditation.

All the Catholic schools in the state are going through the accreditation process through the Western Catholic Educational Association. 

There were surveys for parents and teachers, groups formed, meetings were held and more. 

There was extensive documentation submitted and last spring a visiting committee came and spent three days at the school to verify the information, Freese said. 

Freese said since they are always working to improve and a goal is to get more technology into the students’ hands. 

He stressed the school already uses a lot of technology, so they will add more and keep it a high priority.