Christian Brothers College High School

Students gathered outside the Blessed Mother Grotto
Students posing for a photo
Brotherhood sign in Welcome Center

CBC Receives High Praise from Accreditation Review Team

FOR RELEASE - April 6, 2017 
This week, the Christian Brothers College High School (CBC) community completed a very successful accreditation review conducted by a Visiting Review Team from AdvancED, a national organization that conducts accreditation reviews of schools and school systems. This regularly scheduled review occurs every five years.

“We were very excited to welcome the Visiting Review Team,” said CBC President Michael Jordan. “As a Lasallian community, our school welcomes young men with a wide-range of gifts and talents. We are so happy to see that the team from AdvancED recognized our faculty’s commitment to serve each one of our students.”

While the full-report will be officially delivered in the coming weeks, the Visiting Review Team left no doubt that CBC will continue to carry full accreditation as a highly functioning academic institution.

“This very positive review is a testament to the dedication of our teachers and staff,” said CBC Principal Tim Seymour. “Their hard work on so many initiatives that push and prepare all students clearly sets our school apart.”  

The AdvancED team was led by Dr. Michael Prater, a veteran of more than 35 AdvancED accreditation reviews. Dr. Prater was joined by teachers and administrators from other schools accredited through AdvancED.

During the Final Exit Report, the Visiting Review Team complimented the CBC community on several positives identified during the visit. Some of those positive points are listed here.

Powerful Practices at CBC as identified by the AdvancED Team:

1.)   The school leadership fosters a Lasallian education culture that is clearly understood and embraced by the entire school community.

2.)   The Lasallian brotherhood vision is being powerfully realized in the lives of young men.

3.)   The school has a mentoring/Advisory structure that provides each student with adult advocates who meet regularly with and support each young man’s complete educational experience.

4.)   The school is effectively collecting and analyzing student achievement data from a variety of sources and using it to inform curriculum and instructional decisions.

5.)   The Lasallian vision has inspired the school to take a student-centered approach to education by welcoming diversity and focusing on each young man, encouraging him to realize the maximum potential of his God-given talents and abilities.

6.)   The school’s governing board has established processes and policies to ensure that it operates effectively and ethically.

CBC’s accreditation dates back to 1927 and the school has been fully and continuously accredited since that time.