Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School is accredited by both Cognia and National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA). These accreditations have been held continuously since 1996.
Accreditation is a process whereby a school measures itself against a rigorous set of standards that addresses all areas of a school--vision, mission, relationships, leadership, personnel, curriculum, instruction, student services, health & safety, facilities, and finance. Once a school completes a self-evaluation, the information gathered is then used to set goals for school improvement, often called a school improvement plan (SIP). Next, a team of educators will visit the school to verify whether the school's self-evaluation was accurate and whether the school's improvement plan addresses the identified needs.
The accreditation process is designed to help great schools become even better. The benefit is that students are able to learn in the best possible educational environment. The result is academic excellence and high student performance.