* 1. The administration, faculty, and staff convey the mission and philosophy to the students and their families.

* 2. The mission, philosophy, and Catholic Identity of the school are important reasons for choosing this school.

* 3. Our school makes the mission and philosophy visible and clearly communicated.

* 4. All students are given the opportunity to prepare for and celebrate in the sacramental life of the Church.

* 5. As primary educators in the faith, parents are included in the preparation of the sacraments for their student.

* 6. Students learn to pray in times of sorrow and joy, disappointment and celebration, and in times of difficulty and success.

* 7. A variety of prayer forms are experienced in the daily prayer life of the school.

* 8. Students are taught to appreciate the sacred in all cultures and religions.

* 9. Our school provides an academically rigorous Catholic religion program, taught by qualified teachers.

* 10. Our school provides a home connection to the religion program to help parents support the faith life of their children.

* 11. In all subjects, teachers help students think critically and ethically about the world around them based on Gospel values.

* 12. The school uses the results of standardized testing (STAR and ACRE assessments) to improve curriculum, increase student learning, and communicate student progress to parents.

* 13. Teachers use varied instructional strategies to meet the diverse needs of all students.

* 14. Our school communicates with parents about faith activities at the school.

* 15. I see myself as the primary educator of my child with the support of the school.

* 16. There are opportunities and support materials for parents to learn about their role as the primary educator of their child at our school and parish.

* 17. The home school communication is inclusive of parents in tone and written expression.

* 18. Our school uses a variety of means to communicate school-wide (mass communications, teacher communications, emails, texts, etc).

* 19. Newsletters from the administration and teachers are informative in regards to the faith formation practices at the school.

* 20. Students are expected to participate in service projects throughout the school year.

* 21. Students are able to relate their service to the Gospel.

* 22. Faculty and staff demonstrate service to their students by serving in the community.

* 23. Parents are given service opportunities related to Catholic values, Catholic Social Teachings, and global solidarity. 

* 24. Signs of our faith are displayed throughout the school campus.

* 25. School events begin with prayer.

* 26. Our school offers special prayer activities for students to help them grow in their faith (Rosary, Stations of the Cross, May Crowning, Lenten sacrifices, Advent prayers, etc.).

* 27. The image of Christ is central to all relationships (administration, faculty/staff, students, and parents).

* 28. The Gospel of Jesus Christ inspires and guides every dimension of the school's life and curriculum.

* 29. The principal creates an atmosphere that promotes confidence in the faculty and student body to become public witnesses of their faith.

* 30. There is an emphasis on Jesus as the master teacher, who is seen as both model and means to becoming a good citizen.

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