December 13, 2019
The Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA) has renewed the accreditation of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm for the eligibility period of 2020 to 2027. Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance with a goal to evaluate, validate, and improve each school’s quality.
MNSAA is a federally recognized and state sanctioned nonprofit association for accrediting nonpublic schools in the State of Minnesota. The Association’s mission is to be a catalyst for enhancing the quality of K-12 nonpublic education in Minnesota through a comprehensive process of accreditation. The agency helps schools provide quality nonpublic education for the children of Minnesota for its member schools. MNSAA is governed by a member elected Board of Directors that bases its accreditation on a school’s evaluation through a self-study process.
Schools are accredited based on their compliance with a set of rigorous standards which identify essential curriculum, instruction, personnel, governance, facility, and marketing policies and practices that are considered necessary for an effective school. The accreditation process includes the creation of a visionary and focused strategic plan for improvement and an onsite visit by a team of educators from member schools. Accreditation with MNSAA relies heavily on how the individual school defines its mission and the way it seeks to accomplish that mission.
MNSAA is pleased to have Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School (MVLHS) as one of the more than 170 accredited schools that make up the Association. MNSAA salutes MVLHS’s commitment to providing outstanding education to the students of this community. MNSAA will continue to provide guidance to MVLHS through an annual review of its strategic plan.