Accreditation

All elementary/middle schools in the Diocese of Orlando are accredited by The Florida Catholic Conference. Every seven years, schools are re-accredited to ensure that they are providing the best environment for academic growth and faith formation for all students.

Catholic high schools are accredited through AdvancED, the largest accrediting agency in the world.

In addition, Catholic school teachers in the Diocese of Orlando are certified through the Florida Department of Education (FDOE).

To further promote our Catholic schools mission, Diocese of Orlando schools are evaluated annually using the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. Released in 2012 by the Loyola Center for Catholic School Effectiveness (CCSE), in cooperation with the Roche Center for Catholic Education and The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA),
the standards describe how program-effective and well-managed Catholic schools operate within four domains — Mission and Catholic Identity, Governance and Leadership, Academic Excellence, and Operational Vitality. Seventy benchmarks provide observable, measurable descriptors for each standard.