Jan. 5, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA) proudly announces the accreditation of Holy Angels School and St. Frances Cabrini School located in West Bend.
Both schools comply with the WRISA educational Standards and are members in good standing. “We applaud the accomplishments of both Holy Angels and Cabrini communities and their strong commitment to ongoing school development and high standards of excellence,” remarked Beatrice Weiland, WRISA’s executive director.
Schools must complete a comprehensive year-long Self-Study during which time they examine every aspect of their educational program. The following year, a team of peer educators conducts an onsite visit to validate the school’s Self Study and verify compliance with the WRISA Standards and Quality Indicators. The school develops a Long Range Plan for school improvement based on recommendations identified by their Self Study Team, the Visiting Team, and other goals determined by school leadership. After reviewing these reports, the WRISA board of directors determines the accreditation status of the school.
Schools that are accredited enter a seven year cycle. During that time, they submit Annual Reports to the board of directors that detail their progress in meeting their yearly goals. In the sixth year of their cycle, schools conduct a new Self Study and the start of another accreditation cycle. WRISA is a state chapter of the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations.
In addition to the WRISA accreditation, Holy Angels and St. Frances Cabrini have also earned a special designation by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Both schools have received Exemplary Recognition in the area of Mission and Catholic Identity.