Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Office for Schools
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Laura Kacala
Adminstrative Assistant
(414) 758-2254


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 the Archdiocese of Milwaukee policies/guidelines and curriculum standards, ensuring that each student successfully completes a sequence of rigorous and coherent expectations/courses based on vertically and horizontally aligned standards.
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, and addresses the diverse needs of each student, utilizing current research in interventions, student accommodation and curriculum modification (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. Teacher's 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. Faculty use a variety of curriculum-based assessments aligned with learning outcomes and instructional practices to assess studen learning, and to plan for continued and sustained student growth (8.3).
10. Criteria used to evaluate student work and the reporting mechanisms are standards-based, valid, consistent, transparent, and justly administered (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 (7.7; 6.4).
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). 


Building Address (use for deliveries)
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
3501 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI  53235 (map)

Mailing Address
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI  53207

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

(414) 769-3408

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