Board Report 2022
By: Alex Olson
Secretary of the Board and Leader of Accreditation Team
As a Board, we are amazed at God’s provision and goodness toward CLC. We see Him working in our students, teachers, and administrators. As a classical Christian school, we are nothing without Him but with Him, we are able to graduate culture-shaping young men and women whose minds and hearts have been trained to love that which is worth loving!
The word “graduate” stands out to us for this year, as this is the first year that we will have a graduating class. Graduation is a huge milestone for CLC. Like the incoming seniors, we have work to do prior to graduation. This work is the accreditation process that is in full swing. I would like to thank the 59 parents that took the time to complete the survey. Your responses to the questions and thoughtful remarks are currently being reviewed as part of the accreditation process.
We appreciate your candor on what is going well and what we need to focus upon. While as parents we have educational options for our children, I was heartened to see strong support for what CLC provides – Christian based education taught in the classical tradition. We also see areas that we can strengthen, such as stronger promotion of our vision and purpose to our community and providing more service opportunities to help our children learn to be like Christ. These areas were only some of what we heard, and we would ask that you prayer for us as we consider the feedback from our parents, our upper level students, our teachers, and our board members.
Over the coming months, the Accreditation Team (also known as the School Improvement Team – SIT) will be doing an assessment against 70 standards that Christian Schools International (CSI) have established for accreditation. In addition to providing ratings for each standard, the SIT will determine key areas for growth over the coming five years. In early 2023, we will host a team of individuals that will provide an independent assessment of our school and the work of the SIT. This independent team will make a recommendation to CSI concerning our accreditation. As a board and SIT, we would ask for your prayers not just for the positive outcome of accreditation but also that God will show us areas that He desires us to improve.
God has blessed CLC over the past many years, and we are excited to see what He has in store for us. He has blessed CLC with teachers, finances, buildings, students, and you – the parents. We know that we are a work in progress, so as a board, we want to continue to hear from you – positive or negative. Through our faithfulness with what God has provided each of us – time, talent, and treasure – we are confident that God will do amazing things in and through us at CLC!
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CLC was born out of a desire to see children in our community develop a love of learning and to live up to their academic potential. Rooted in the Gospel, our school strives to educate students with an emphasis on grammar, logic and rhetoric in all subjects.