Sts. Simon & Jude School is fully accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and co-accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In 2010, Sts. Simon & Jude School received the coveted top rating of “highly effective” in every single category measured by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and a full clear accreditation for the longest term possible of six years.
Areas assessed include: involvement of shareholders, use of prior accreditation findings, assessment of the school’s Catholic identity, defining the school’s purpose, data analysis and use, acceptable progress by all students, curriculum and instruction, support for student spiritual and academic growth, resource management and development, and the capacity to implement and monitor an action plan.
At Sts. Simon & Jude School, we believe that continuing evaluation and improvement of the curriculum is essential to the development of an effective educational program that promotes a lifelong love of learning. The accreditation process is more than a stamp of approval or quality assurance. It is a collaborative results-oriented school improvement process that serves as the underpinning of an effective school.