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School Accreditation

Lutheran schools exist to share the good news of Jesus Christ through a warm, caring environment and an excellent academic program. Accreditation guides the school through a process of self-study in order to identify what the school already does well and what it can do to become even better. Accreditation identifies a school as one committed toward fostering excellence in education. Accreditation encourages school improvement through a process of continual self study. Accreditation assures a school and its community that the school has clearly defined goals and a plan to accomplish these goals.  As a district, we have partnerships through NLSA with Western Association of Schools and Colleges and Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.

Accreditation Resources


For an understanding of the ACS WASC/NLSA Accreditation Cycle click here.


To access the ACS WASC Initial Visit Procedures click here


For more detailed information on EBA Accreditation (NLSA only) please access the LuthEd website here


To access the NLSA Applications on the LuthEd website click here


To access information about NLSA Early Childhood Accreditation click here


Starting the Accreditation Process


Annual Accreditation Tasks


NLSA Annual Report Form


How can we help?


For more information on accreditation, please contact Joel Wahlers at the CNH District Office OR 925-245-4000.


The following individuals serve on our District Accreditation Commission and are very willing to help answer questions or offer guidance as you navigate the accreditation process:


Melissa Davis ( - Redeemer, Redwood City, CA

David Gaudi ( - Saint Mark, Kaneohe, HI

Steve Harger ( - Zion, Piedmont, CA

Christy Wood ( – St. John’s, Napa

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