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Standard 6 Benchmark Guidelines

Standard 6:  An excellent Catholic school has a qualified leader/leadership team empowered by the governing body to realize and implement the school’s mission and vision.

6.1  The leader/leadership team meets national, state and/or (arch)diocesan requirements for school leadership preparation and licensing to serve as the faith and instructional leader(s) of the school.  Download Benchmark Guideline 6.1

Benchmark 6.2  The leader/leadership team articulates a clear mission and vision for the school, and engages the school community to ensure a school culture that embodies the mission and vision.  Download Benchmark Guideline 6.2

Benchmark 6.3  The leader/leadership team takes responsibility for the development and oversight of personnel, including recruitment, professional growth, faith formation, and formal assessment of faculty and staff in compliance with (arch)diocesan policies and/or religious congregation sponsorship policies.  Download Benchmark Guideline 6.3

Benchmark 6.4  The leader/leadership team establishes and supports networks of collaboration at all levels within the school community to advance excellence.  Download Benchmark Guideline 6.4

Benchmark 6.5  The leader/leadership team directs the development and continuous improvement of curriculum and instruction, and utilizes school-wide data to plan for continued and sustained academic excellence and growth.  Download Benchmark Guideline 6.5

Benchmark 6.6  The leader/leadership team works in collaboration with the governing body to provide an infrastructure of programs and services that ensures the operational vitality of the school.  Download Benchmark Guideline 6.6

Benchmark 6.7  The leader/leadership team assumes responsibility for communicating new initiatives and/or changes to school programs to all constituents.  Download Benchmark Guideline 6.7

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