Periodically most high schools undergo accreditation by their regional accrediting organization. This external review serves as an objective evaluation of school policies, procedures and programs to ensure quality student learning and experiences. Blanchet Catholic successfully completed the accreditation process in the Spring of 2015 through AdvancED and the Northwest Accreditation Commission. The external review was performed by a team of educators representing both private and public schools, and was the culmination of a year-long process of preparation, data gathering and nearly 100 interviews of Blanchet administrators, teachers, support staff, students, parents and board members.
The AdvancED team extended their appreciation to the Blanchet administrators, faculty and staff for their exemplary preparation for the visit, and for sharing with honesty, openness and reflection. The team stated in the initial report that, “Blanchet Catholic School has a strong, positive school culture characterized by the sense of community and caring far beyond merely a focus on academic achievement. The strong emphasis on character development is commendable.” They further reported that, “Blanchet has a strong reputation for excellence in academics, athletics, activities and various programs. The reality witnessed by the visitation team thoroughly supports this well-deserved reputation.”
A final accreditation report was presented at the end of May 2015, and recommendations were incorporated into the Vision 20/20 Five-Year Plan and formally adopted.
Blanchet Catholic School is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), an accreditation division of AdvancED.
"We commend Blanchet for the professionalism and qualification of its faculty and staff, for its system of assessment and evaluation, communication, connectivity of administrators with students, and for its plan for continued improvement."
~ Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) an accreditation division of AdvancED