About OCSAA

In 1994, the Bishops of Ohio formed the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association (OCSAA). The OCSAA is a collaborative undertaking of the Catholic dioceses in Ohio and is governed by the Superintendents of Schools who serve as the OCSAA Commission. The purpose of the OCSAA is to strengthen Catholic school identity and mission and to engage Catholic schools in the ongoing improvement of student learning.

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OCSAA Standards

The purpose of the OCSAA is to strengthen Catholic school identity and mission and to engage Catholic schools in the ongoing improvement of student performance.

OCSAA accreditation also requires schools to show evidence that they are implementing OCSAA Standards. The State Board of Education has approved these Standards as comparable to the ODE's Operating Standards for Ohio's Schools. Through the OCSAA accreditation process, a new Catholic school can apply for a charter from the state of Ohio and existing Catholic schools can maintain their state charters.

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OCSAA Accreditation

Catholic Schools in Ohio maintain their accreditation through an "Accreditation Dashboard." It contains all the forms and guidelines schools need throughout the Accreditation Cycle, and it provides a portal where all required information can be uploaded for review by OCSAA.

In keeping with the mission of the OCSAA, this process has as its hallmark a commitment to continuous improvement. As each school engages in strategic planning, it moves toward the vision of a high performing school in which students are grounded in their faith life and achieve at high levels.

WEBSITE UNDER CONSRUCTION

The new OCSAA Website is being fitted with a new "back end" to collect accreditation information. It will be complete in time for the 2014-2015 school year. To access templates and information needed for accreditation, please click below. Your OCSAA Number is required.

Temporary Access for Schools