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Academic UPDATE Dear alumni, parents and friends,


Every seven years, Bergen Catholic High School engages in an accreditation process with the Middle States Asso- ciation of Colleges and Schools – Commissions on Ele- mentary and Secondary Schools. Middle States is an accreditation body, which verifies and stipulates that a school is providing a scholastic program that is consistent with its own mission as well as the standards of the Mid- dle States Association.


During the 2016–17 school year, Bergen Catholic will en- gage in what is known as a “self-study year.” During this time, the school community will review and affirm its foundational documents:


• Mission statement • Belief statements • Profile of a graduate


Additionally, the school community will assess Bergen Catholic in 12 critical standard areas of scholastic life. Evaluations of the standards are conducted by teams con- sisting of staff members, students, parents and board members, who will gather pertinent information through surveys as well as conversations.


The 12 standards of school life, which will be evaluated, are: • Mission • Governance and leadership • School improvement planning • Finances • Facilities • School organization and staff • Health and safety • Educational program • Assessment and evidence of student learning • Student services • Student life and student activities • Information resources


During the self-study year, Bergen Catholic will also be tasked with developing three to five objectives, which are designed to improve the school over the course of the


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accreditation term. Each objective will have an action Plan with appropriate action steps to be implemented over the course of seven school years.


The self-study document will be completed by May 2017. A site visit of Bergen Catholic High School will occur in fall 2017 by a visiting team of educators. The mission of the visiting team is to evaluate whether the self-study document accurately reflects what consistently occurs at Bergen Catholic.


The self-study process is involved and detailed, but it is also exciting and rewarding.


Thank you,


Timothy J. McElhinney Principal


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