The State of Colorado recognizes non-public schools, but does not accredit them. The Board of Christian Day School feels it is important that Immanuel Lutheran School is accredited and held to a higher standard. With this importance, we have elected to hold dual accreditation through the National Lutheran School Association (NLSA) and North Central Association (NCA). ILS has been continuously accredited by these organizations since 1989.
During the 2009 - 2010 school year, we went through the school evaluation and improvement process for this accreditation. Eleven committees were formed to evaluate and answer questions about our vision & mission, relationships, leadership, personnel, curriculum, instruction, student services, health & safety, facilities, finance, and evaluation. A steering committee reviewed their work. Formal accreditation was approved on June 30, 2010.
The accreditation process clearly brings to light the strengths and weaknesses of our school, generates a list of recommendations for us to use for improvement, and provides goals that will guide us for the next several years.
This will be the fourth time that Immanuel has gone through the accreditation process. Once attained, accreditation applies for 5 years.