Credentials

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District and School Accreditation

The Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools are accredited by AdvancEd as a district and indivdually.  “AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Our goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, our commitment is to help schools improve.” (www.advanc-ed.org)

Teacher and Staff Credentials

All teachers hold a valid state teaching license and a provisional certification from the Archdiocesan Catechetical School in order to teach in a Catholic school.  Teachers and Staff are certified in CPR/AED and First Aid and complete concussion training.  Many faculty members hold advanced degrees and professional development is offered yearly for the teachers to keep themselves up to date with current teaching techniques and ideas.

Volunteers and Coaches 

All volunteers must complete the Called to Protect safe environment training.  A background check is required every five years.  In addition, volunteers must read and sign off on the Archdiocese of Denver Code of Conduct.  Coaches must complete yearly concussion training and attend the Play Like a Champion Today coaches’ training.