Accreditation

Benefits of Accreditation for Zion

  • Allows us to identify and celebrate our strengths!
  • Exposes weaknesses that should be corrected
  • Provides validation for our program’s existence
  • Prepares a “blueprint” for improvement for the next five years
  • Provides for validation of all curriculum being mapped out, with proper resources to support it
  • Removes our ability to postpone important aspects of our program of education
  • Rallies support from the entire staff
  • Builds cohesiveness and a “game plan” among staff members
  • Strengthens our image in the Georgetown community
  • Provides a PR advantage because being accredited means we among the best
  • Connects us with hundreds of other Lutheran schools that have already worked through the process
  • Allows us to be a leader in Christian education among non-publics and public schools alike
  • Provides a set of objective eyes (site evaluation team) to review our work
  • Provides accountability to our community, constituents, and congregation
  • Compares our program to a set of objective national standards for Lutheran schools
  • Provides the opportunity to evaluate the spiritual component of our school – making sure it is the most important part of our curriculum
  • Helps establish an image for our program
  • Provides motivation for staff development
  • Validates our credibility through an objective outside agency
  • Publicly acknowledges the quality of our institution
  • Provides the opportunity to celebrate Zion!
  • Is something every Lutheran preschool, elementary school, and high school can and should attain!