Academic Excellence
Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Office for Schools
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Maureen Wurster

Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Office for Schools
3501 South Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone: 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 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. Classroom instruction is designed to intentionally address the affective dimensions of learning such as intellectual and social dispositions, relationship building, and habits of mind (7.5, NSBECS).
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, NSBECS).


5. School-wide and student data generated by a variety of tools are used to monitor, review, and evaluate the curriculum to plan for continued and sustained student growth.
6. Assessments reflect a comprehensive set of practices that analyze, inform, and drive student learning.  Faculty use a variety of curriculum-based assessments aligned with learning outcomes and instructional practices to assess student learning, including formative, summative, authentic performance and student self-assessment (8.3, NSBECS).
7. Grading practices are in place that assure grades reflect evidence of student learning based on standards.  Criteria used to evaluate student work and the reporting mechanisms are valid, consistent, transparent, and justly administered (8.4, NSBECS).  


8. 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.
9. 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, NSBECS).


Office for Schools

Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center
3501 S. Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI  53207 (map)

Phone numbers

Janelle Luther: (414) 758-2256
Maureen Wurster: (414) 758-2254



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