March 15: Zion Lutheran School is an accredited school through National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) and Missouri Non-Public Accreditation. The NLSA process includes a self-study, a writing of a Strategic Action Plan, and finally a validation team that comes on campus to review and observe what we have written. The next 4 years are spent improving and implementing the plans set forth.
Zion’s strategic plan has two over-arching goals with objectives and strategies tied to each goal. Goal #1 says: Education, training and development of faculty, staff and volunteers is completed routinely. Objectives include: Train volunteers and establish volunteer procedures at Zion Lutheran School. Review and carry out faculty certification standing. Review of teacher practice and professional development for teachers ELP-8th grade. Zion will partner with Concordia Universities to develop program for schools to regularly foster student teachers.
Goal #2 says: Create a quality learning environment through the evaluation of programs and procedures conducted at Zion Lutheran School. Objectives include: Create a successful physical learning environment for our students. Evaluation of business procedures to ensure overall effectiveness and efficiency. Evaluation of teaching strategies and assessments for now and the future. Evaluation of fine arts program extracurricular and co-curricular.
Thank you for your prayers and support as we continue to work through this process of learning and growing.