Trophies
 

OCSAA Accreditation

 

All campuses of Holy Cross Academy provide an academically aggressive and doctrinally sound program of education, including co-curricular and extra-curricular activities—which are rigorous, relevant, research-based, and infused with Catholic faith and traditions.

All Holy Cross Academy campuses are accredited by the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association. All Holy Cross Academy teachers are licensed through Ohio Department of Education. Holy Cross Academy interscholastic sports teams adhere to Ohio High School Athletic Association guidelines.

Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association Ohio Department of Education Ohio High School Athletic Association

 

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.

In keeping with the mission of the OCSAA, the OCSAA 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.

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.

All of the schools in the Diocese of Youngstown are fully accredited by the OCSAA and possess a charter from the State of Ohio to operate.