Corpus Christi Catholic School is a fully accredited school!

What is Accreditation and why is it needed?

Founded in 1985 the Michigan Non-Public School Accrediting Association (MNSAA), has provided an avenue for non-public schools to develop and maintain high standards of excellence.

MNSAA believes in the following:

  • Quality education is the goal of every education institution
  • School improvement is the result of a planned process that responds to the input of students, parents and the community
  • All non-public schools need to be involved in a school improvement process
  • Non-public schools need to strategically plan for their future. The accreditation process provides an avenue to do so
  • All society benefits from a quality education institution

To start the accreditation process Corpus Christi School was required to complete:

  • a self-study based on material provided by the MNSAA office. The study requires schools to examine their mission and purpose and to have a strategic plan for school improvement.
  • an external evaluation process by a team of public and non-public educators from various levels and positions. This site team prepares a report that is then reviewed by a team of readers who may recommend accreditation status to the Leadership Council. Hence our visitors on Wednesday and Thursday!!

Annually, the school must submit a report documenting compliance with state rules and regulations, and detailing their progress addressing any concerns listed by the site team. Each team undergoes the complete self-study process every seven years.

Corpus Christi School administrators look forward to the receiving the results of the accreditation process and to creating the focus plan that will be created following review of the report. For more information on MNSAA visit their website.

“Becoming an accredited school is a strenuous process. Corpus Christi Catholic School and its administration are to be highly commended for their efforts in this accreditation process. The self-study document and the various arrangements for the accreditation team were well organized and appreciated.

The committee of the visiting team hereby expresses sincere gratitude to the faculty, staff and students at Corpus Christi for the opportunity to serve on the visiting team and for the many kindnesses shown to us during our visit. Each of us on the committee has grown as a result of the experience.

This school obviously is a quality school. Its exceptional caliber as a Catholic educational institution was reflected in the comments and observations of the visiting team. We were delighted with the whole climate of the school. Corpus Christi Catholic School speaks out for the Catholic faith to the students and to the community effectively.”

–MNSAA Accreditation Team, March, 2011