Last year, Elizabeth Seton High School began the process of renewing its accreditation through the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association. Accreditation is a means of showing confidence in a school's performance. When the Commission on Secondary Schools accredits a school, it certifies that the school has met the prescribed qualitative standards of the Middle States Association within the terms of the school's own stated philosophy and objectives.
Our Planning Team consists of representatives from a cross section of our community, including current students, alumnae, past parents, current staff, school/business partners, and leadership from local schools. Our individuals on our Planning Team have a vested interest in Seton’s growth and continued success and understand the necessity and value in planning for growth and improvement. For a full list of Planning Team members, please click here.
Elizabeth Seton High School will follow the Excellence by Design protocol, which uses strategic planning as a vehicle for growth and improvement in student performance and organizational capacity. A self-study was conducted to assess our program based on the twelve Middle States standards. Data was gathered from students, staff, parents, Board members, and select members of the surrounding community. Of particular importance was input gathered from an electronic survey from these important stakeholders.
In addition to the self-study, the Planning Team developed a Profile of a Seton Graduate. This Profile of a Seton Graduate, along with the data collected from the self-study, was the basis from which objectives and action plans have been developed for the purpose of improving student achievement. To read Seton’s Mission Statement and Profile of a Graduate, please click here.
The School Administration would like to publicly thank our Planning Team for their time and dedication to this project.
On Monday January 22, 2018, Sister Camille Panich, Chair of the Middle States Visiting Team, came to Elizabeth Seton to conduct a one day Pre-Visit. She consulted with Sister Ellen Marie Hagar and Maureen McDonough, Dean of Students, on the final stages of the self-study. Sister Camille acquainted herself with the school's daily operations and met some staff members and students as she walked around the campus. An itinerary was also created for the Visiting Team when they come to Seton on Sunday March 4 through Wednesday March 7.
Elizabeth Seton High School looks forward to hosting a wonderful and productive visit and appreciates the opportunity to showcase all the phenomenal aspects of our school community.