Butler Catholic School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools, the worldwide leader in accreditation. Through its accreditation and school improvement services, Middle States recognizes excellence in educational quality, strategic planning, and growth in student performance.
Accreditation is a voluntary process Butler Catholic engages in every seven years. It is an opportunity to review our progress and develop priorities for the future. Most importantly, it reaffirms our commitment to a culture of continuous improvement and is the foundation for a strategic plan.
Butler Catholic is currently in the midst of the reaccreditation process, which began in mid-2016. Since then, we have completed an in-depth study with input from parents, faculty and stakeholders, set strategic goals for growth and improvement in student performance, and developed action plans to meet our goals.
Butler Catholic School’s goals for growth and improvement are:
Improved student achievement in English Language Arts, with a focus on vocabulary, oral reading fluency and comprehension
Improved student achievement in Mathematics, with a focus on computation, measurement, and math vocabulary, properties and formulas
Supporting student’s digital fluency by developing and implementing a comprehensive technology plan, offering technology-oriented training opportunities to faculty, and increasing staff resources dedicated to technology
Strengthening our Advancement and Development program to provide financial sustainability and physical plant improvements
Soon, we will host a visiting team who will review our adherence to the 12 Standards for Excellence. The Middle States Commission will announce their decision on Butler Catholic’s reaccreditation by fall 2018.