The National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) commission recently selected nine Lutheran schools in the United States for special recognition as "exemplary accredited schools." Concor-dia Lutheran High School in Tomball was one of the nine schools to receive this tremendous honor.
All nine schools received NLSA accreditation last August – preliminary to their being named exemplary schools for recognition during the 2013-14 academic year.
"These schools demonstrated compliance with NLSA accreditation criteria that exceeded expectations related to the educational and ministry standards required for accredited schools, explained NLSA Director Terry Schmidt, who also is the Director of School Ministry with the Office of National Mission.
"In addition," Schmidt said, "each school demonstrated innovative leadership through the implementation of NLSA best practices related to the academic quality and spiritual development of its students.
Schmidt added. "In the current 2012-13 academic year, the leaders of these schools will now be required to intentionally share their best practices through print articles and webinars prepared for potential use by other Lutheran schools. Sharing Best Practices provides opportunities and ideas that have the potential to improve all of our schools."
National Lutheran School Accreditation, based in St Louis, encourages and recognizes schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement. NLSA accredits 694 Lutheran schools that have chosen to undergo vigorous self-study and evaluation. Currently, there are more than 2,300 Lutheran preschools, elementary schools and high schools in the United States.