• School Accreditation

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Accreditation of Schools

VCEA History

Since  its  inception,  the  77  Catholic  schools  in  Virginia  have  been  successfully guided through the VCEA's accreditation process, Design for Excellence.  In each case, the school community has completed a comprehensive self-study of its goals and how well its curriculum,  student  services,  finances  and  facilities  allow  the  school  to  achieve  its  goals. After the school has completed the self-study, a team of educators, not connected with the school,  visits  the  school  to  judge  the  validity of  the  self-study and  to  suggest  avenues  of growth.  Schools which successfully complete this process are accredited by the VCEA.  The Diocese of Richmond decided to withdraw from this accrediting agency.   As of July 1, 2016 the association became known as VCEA - Diocese of Arlington.