St. Mary Help of Christians School is fully accredited through Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA), the largest accrediting association for nonpublic schools in the State of Minnesota, accrediting over 170 K-12 schools.

MNSAA serves a significant number of Catholic schools throughout the State of Minnesota, yet also supports a mix of faith-based and independent nonpublic schools.

Goal of Accreditation

Accreditation of our school through MNSAA helps to guide and ensure that we as a school community are:

Establishing high standards of quality and excellence for the learning process

Pursuing continuous improvement within our school community;

Participating in an extensive self-evaluation and visionary strategic plan for improvement for our school every seven years.

MNSAA seeks to assist member schools in developing and maintaining the highest possible educational standards that promote student growth and school improvement. MNSAA assists member schools in preserving vital freedoms which enable them to practice their various philosophies of education and to thrive in a pluralistic society.

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Accreditation through MNSAA is a seven year cycle.  SMHOCS is approaching the end of this term.  Our focus in 2017-18 will be a self study as we move toward reaccreditation in 2018-19.