Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Office for Schools
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Janelle Luther
Adminstrative Assistant
(414) 758-2256


Academic Excellence

  Please describe, in narrative form, how your school meets and/or exceeds the criteria listed below.
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1. The curriculum adheres to archdiocesan policies/guidelines, and there is a process in place for purposes of realizing gaps and overlaps in content and to ensure rigorous and coherent expectations for all students.
2. There is evidence that the curriculum in all content areas is rooted in Catholic values through the integration of the religious, spiritual, moral, and ethical dimensions of learning in content and pedagogy.


3. Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, apply knowledge of technology operations and concepts, and make informed decisions based on Gospel values using appropriate digital tools and resources (7.4).
4. Classroom instruction is designed to engage and motivate all students, addressing the diverse needs and capabilities of each student and accommodating students with special needs as fully as possible (7.6).
5. Classroom instruction is designed to intentionally address the affective dimensions of learning, such as intellectual and social dispositions, relationhip building, and habits of mind (7.5).
6. Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation (7.6).
7. Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context (7.6).


8. School-wide and aggregated student data are normed to appropriate populations and are shared with all stakeholders (8.2). 
9. Assessments reflect a comprehensive set of practices that analyze, inform, and drive student learning (8.3).
10. Grading practices are in place that ensure grades reflect evidence of student learning based on standards (8.4).  


11. Faculty collaborate in learning teams to develop, implement, and continuously improve the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices to ensure the highest levels of student achievement.
12. Faculty and professional support staff demonstrate and continuously improve their knowledge and skills for effective instruction, cultural sensitivity and modeling of Gospel values (7.9).
13. Teachers continually improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in the school and the professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources (7.9). 


Office for Schools

Mary Mother of the Church
Pastoral Center
3501 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI  53207 (map)

Phone numbers
Janelle Luther: (414) 758-2256
Laura Kacala: (414) 758-2254

(414) 769-3408

General email

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