Loving Savior Lutheran School holds a dual accreditation from WASC and NLSA. The benefits and philosophy of WASC Accreditation include the following:
The philosophy of the Accrediting Commission for Schools centers upon three beliefs: (1) a school’s goal is successful student learning; (2) each school has a clear purpose and schoolwide student goals; and (3) a school engages in external and internal evaluations as part of continued school improvement to support student learning.
Accreditation is integral to a school’s perpetual cycle of assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reassessment based upon student achievement. It fosters excellence in elementary, secondary, adult, and postsecondary education by encouraging school improvement through a process of continuing evaluation and to recognize, by accreditation, schools that meet an acceptable level of quality in accordance with established criteria. In addition to its official title, WASC also means We Are Student-Centered.
- Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable education program — a trustworthy institution for student learning
- Validates the integrity of the school’s program and transcripts
- Facilitates transfer of credits to other English-speaking schools — critical for college/university acceptance worldwide
- Fosters the ongoing improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning
- Provides valuable insight from fellow educators visiting the school
- Benefits schools that choose joint accreditation or other collaborative processes, e.g., ACS WASC/CDE.
Loving Savior Lutheran School is also fully accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA). The benefits of NLSA Accreditation include the following:
- The highest standards of Christian education
- Teachers who are committed to a degree of excellence and improvement
- A school that is committed to ongoing improvement
- Assurance that the accredited school has been evaluated according to National Standards of Quality and found worthy of recognition as an Accredited School
- The knowledge that NLSA accredited schools are quality schools
- Opportunities to be involved in the evaluation and ongoing improvement of the school
For the School:
- Recognition by a National respected Accreditation body designed specifically for Lutheran Schools
- The knowledge that their participation with NLSA helped them improve their mission and ministry as a Christian school
- A sense of accomplishment by faculty and staff for successfully completing the process
Public acknowledgment of the quality of Christian education provided by the school