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Columbus Catholic Schools Accreditation

posted on February 13, 2020

MARSHFIELD, WI – The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA) is pleased to announce the accreditation of Columbus Catholic Schools located in Marshfield. Columbus Catholic Schools has proven compliance with WRISA educational standards and is a member in good standing. “We applaud the accomplishments of the Columbus Catholic Schools community and its commitment to ongoing school improvement and high standards of excellence,” remarked Beatrice Weiland, WRISA’s executive director.

All religious and independent schools in Wisconsin that have been in operation with students for at least two years and meet extensive eligibility criteria may apply to WRISA for entry into the accreditation process,” said Weiland. Schools must complete a comprehensive year-long Self Study, host a Site Visit by a team of peers, and develop and implement a Long Range Plan for school improvement. 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. This is followed by another Site Visit and the submittal of a new Visiting Team Report and Long Range Plan to the WRISA Board of Directors in the seventh year. For more information and a complete listing of schools, visit the WRISA website: WRISA is a state chapter of the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations (NFNSSAA).

About Columbus Catholic Schools
Columbus Catholic Schools is a comprehensive educational system for students age 3 through high school graduation. Columbus Catholic Schools builds a strong foundation of faith, knowledge and skills to help each student achieve success. Columbus Catholic Schools and all its educational sites are nationally accredited by the WRISA (Wisconsin Religious and Independent School Accreditation). National accreditation standards require a high degree of excellence and a commitment to continuous improvement. 

Media Contact:
Angela Loucks, Director of Giving and Events
Columbus Catholic Schools