The Lafayette Catholic School System, centered on Jesus Christ, educates the whole person in a culture that is:
This is the fifth installment of a series of articles which explores the LCSS Mission. This installment discusses “Academic Excellence.” (Please click on the links in the mission, above, to view the previous installments.)
Academic excellence refers to more than just good grades or classroom “rigor.” Rather, it includes the integration of academic standards, 21st-century learning, and Catholic teachings in the classroom as well as through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
In reviewing and updating our mission, we relied on several source materials, including Loyola University’s National standards and benchmarks for effective Catholic elementary and secondary schools. These are also the standards through which we are accredited. Their Standard 7, found here, further describes in detail the elements of Academic Excellence.
Ozar, L. A., & Weitzel-O’Neill, P. (Eds.). (2012). National standards and benchmarks for effective Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Chicago, IL: Loyola University Chicago, Center for Catholic School Effectiveness.