In addition to being approved by the Education Office of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Saint Joseph Catholic Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). MSA-CESS accreditation is an external, objective validation of school quality and student achievement. Only schools that meet a high standard of institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources may receive MSA-CESS accreditation.
The MSA-CESS accreditation process includes a self-study, evaluation of this self-study and a site visit by external evaluators. MSA-CESS is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation activities for elementary and secondary schools in Pennsylvania and other Northeastern states. MSA-CESS accredits preK-12 public, private, parochial, charter, non-degree granting career and technical post-secondary institutions, special purpose schools, supplementary education centers, learning services providers, and distance education institutions.
For more information about Saint Joe's accreditation, contact the school office.