Holy Trinity School is Accredited by WCEA and WASC

This is the year of our accreditation visit. A Visiting Committee of six will visit in February to validate who we are as a school community. The faculty and staff have spent many hours evaluating our programs through data collection and analysis. During this process, we have identified our strengths and areas to focus on for professional development and resources over the next few years. During their visit, the committee will see that our students are quickly becoming active Christians, responsible citizens, diligent learners, effective communicators, and creative problem solvers. The mission of Holy Trinity School as a Catholic educa tional community of excellence i nspired by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, an d called to form “saints and scholars is a reality every day on this campus.

 

Holy Trinity School is accredited by both the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Not every school or district can or does complete the accreditation process. In addition to assessing the Catholic identity of the school (specific to the WCEA protocol), the process involves looking at multiple measures: test scores, student satisfaction, parent satisfaction, graduation rates, and acceptance rates at Catholic High Schools (or into honor programs in other high schools). Staff education level, experience, willingness to participate in ongoing professional development, assessment of students and the curriculum, teaching methods and resource management are also part of to the evaluation that determines the next steps for the school and leads to a successful accreditation visit. We are looking forward to finishing the Self Study document this month and hosting the Visiting Committee in February. Holy Trinity is an amazing school with great teachers, students, parents, and support, and we will be proud to show it off.

 
 
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November 19 -  SCHOOL ACCREDITATION UPDATE

Accreditation is a process of ongoing school improvement. Our ultimate goal is the highest student achievement for our students, and we want always to be on the road to improvement. As the school prepares for our Accreditation visit in 2018, we want to share the process with you as we proceed.

 

Holy Trinity School is a ministry of Holy Trinity Parish. Our school mission statement is: Holy Trinity School is a Catholic educational community of excellence. Inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, and called to follow his example, we are dedicated to the spiritual, academic, and social development of our students, forming “saints and scholars.”

 
 

 
 
November 26 -  SCHOOL ACCREDITATION UPDATE

Annually the school reviews its mission, philosophy, and Schoolwide Learning Expectations (SLEs). These are the learning outcomes that students should know, understand, value, and be able to exhibit by graduation. These SLEs represent the focus of our entire school community. Holy Trinity’s SLEs are printed below.

 

Holy Trinity Schoolforms:

Active Christians who:

Demonstrate a moral conscience based on the teachings of Christ.

Pray daily, attendmass, and participate in the sacraments.

Serve others in their school, homes, neighborhoods, and country.

Responsible Citizens who:

Demonstrate leadership.

Make decisions based on their love for God, family, fellow students,and their country.

Set and accomplish goals,and accept personalsuccess and disappointments as growthexperiences.

Diligent Learnerswho:

· Use effective study skills and technology to produce exceptional work.

· Demonstrate masteryof the curriculum standards.

· Listen attentively and apply problem-solving skillsto their academic and social life.

· Critically analyze information presented through media

Effective Communicators who:

Articulate and write ideas clearly,creatively, and effectively.

Demonstrate mannerswhile listening respectfully and responding intelligently.

Analyze different points of view to enhance personal perspectives and develop empathy

Creative Problem Solvers who:

Apply rules and methods learned through observation, experimentation, and collaboration to reach solutions.

§ Respond appropriately to the rapidly changing events of everyday life

 
 

 
December 3 -  SCHOOL ACCREDITATION UPDATE
Holy Trinity Catholic School is always seeking the best and most effective ways to educate children for the 21st century, infusing this education with a strong and vital Catholic identity, while supporting parents in their role as the primary educators of their children. Every six years we have the opportunity for a very specific Self Study process leading to the re-accreditation of the school. During this process the school will involve all of its shareholders – faculty, staff, parents, students, and parishioners – in this process using a specific protocol outlined by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). In the January 2018, a Visiting Committee from WCEA will review our Self Study document, including our Action Plan, for ongoing improvement, and will determine our accreditation status for the next six years. Throughout the year, we will be keeping you informed about this Self Study and Accreditation process. We welcome your support, your feedback, and your prayers for the success of this process. 
 
 

 
December 10 -  SCHOOL ACCREDITATION UPDATE
Our journey toward re-accreditation continues. We are finalizing our timeline for the WCEA accreditation visit scheduled for February 20 – 22, 2018. This week the faculty sent the finalized document to press. This document represents work completed over the last three years and contains an action plan that is focused on continuous school improvement over the next five years. We look forward to sharing this process with you.  
 
 

 
January 7 -  SCHOOL ACCREDITATION UPDATE
Happy New Year!  This coming week the school is delighted to host our visiting Accreditation Team from the Western Catholic Education Association. The team will be visiting us on Tuesday to see our beautiful school and parish and begin to get to know us. We ask for your prayers as we continue our journey through the accreditation process. We look forward to sharing the outcome of this visit with you.  
 

 

 
 
January 21 -  SCHOOL ACCREDITATION UPDATE

Catholic Elementary Schools in the United States were founded essentially as parish schools after the Council of Baltimore in 1884. For over 100 years these schools were conducted by various Religious Orders of men and women. The purpose of the Catholic parish school was primarily to teach the Roman Catholic faith. The second purpose was to develop an academic curriculum that would be integrated with the values taught in the Roman Catholic Church. Over the years, it became more important to guarantee the parents and the parish that the elementary school was academically sound and spiritually formative for its students. School accreditation was a means to that end. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Western Catholic Educational Association came into being with its emphasis on the Catholic Identity of the school as well as its academic program. Today all Catholic elementary schools in California (both parish and private) are fully accredited by the WCEA. Like all schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Holy Trinity School is fully accredited by WCEA and by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). This year, we go through an intensive process to renew that Accreditation and to adopt an action plan of continuous improvement that is focused on student learning. We are excited as we come to the culmination of this study next month when the Visiting Team will gather at our school. For more details on the school’s accreditation process, please visit our school website at www.holytrinityla.com

 

 
 
January 28 -  SCHOOL ACCREDITATION UPDATE

Holy Trinity School is accredited by Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Not every school or district can or does complete the accreditation process. In addition to assessing the Catholic identity of the school (specific to the WCEA protocol), the process involves looking at multiple measures: test scores, student satisfaction, parent satisfaction, graduation rates, and acceptance rates at Catholic High Schools (or into honor programs in other high schools). Staff education level, experience, willingness to participate in ongoing professional development, assessment of students and the curriculum, teaching methods and resource management are also part of to the evaluation that determines the next steps for the school and leads to a successful accreditation visit. We are looking forward to hosting the Visiting Committee in February. Holy Trinity School is a fantastic school with great teachers, students, parents, and support, and we will be proud to show it off. Happy Catholic School Week! 

 

 
February 4 -  SCHOOL ACCREDITATION UPDATE

As we close our celebration of Catholic Schools Week, we are ever grateful for the privilege of serving our parish community through the ministry of Catholic education. A rigorous academic curriculum infused with the solid, life-affirming values of our Catholic culture and spirituality is at the heart of Holy Trinity Catholic School. Our Self Study this year is helping us to strengthen our school and renew our commitment to serving our students and families in forming "saints and scholars." Thank you to all who are contributing to this process toward our re-accreditation! 

 

The education of children and young people is such an important task in forming them as free and responsible human beings. It affirms their dignity as an inalienable gift that flows from our original creation as children made in the image and likeness of God. And because education truly forms human beings, it is especially the duty and responsibility of the Church, who is called to serve mankind from the heart of God and in such a way that no other institution can. - Pope Francis

 
 

F ebruary 11 -  SCHOOL ACCREDITATION UPDATE

On Tuesday, February 20th, we will welcome our Visiting Committee for the three-day visit portion of our Accreditation process. We will introduce them to the student body at a special morning assembly for morning  announcements. Prior to their arrival, they spent time reading and re-reading our Self Study . Throughout the  day, the five-person Visiting Committee will visit classes and meet with students and our pastor. In the evening, they will meet with parents from the PTO. Wednesday and Thursday they will continue with visits as they write their report, which will be completed on Thursday. The School Leadership Team will review the report, along with Fr. Ricky. It will be presented to the faculty and staff Thursday afternoon. The final copy or the Accreditation letter will arrive in June, and we will be honored to post it for the school community to review. You can read more about the Accreditation Process by following the Link to Western Catholic Accreditation Association (WCEA) http://www.westwcea.org . A really big thank-you goes to all the faculty and staff for the months of hard work in preparing the Self Study and for preparing for the upcoming visit. 

 
 

February 18 -  SCHOOL ACCREDITATION UPDATE

This is it! Our week to shine as we host the Visiting Team from the Western Catholic Education Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This visit is the culmination of 3 years of work and preparation and we are anxious to share our school with the team. They will be visiting the school on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. While visiting they will be looking at every aspect of our school and will have the opportunity to visit with the faculty and staff, students, parents, and of course, Fr. Ricky. We welcome them and look forward to sharing our school and parish with them. We are confident that they will quickly see what a special place Holy Trinity is! Please keep the entire Holy Trinity School Community in your prayers this week. 

 
 
 
 
 
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