Ressurection-St. Paul School, is accredited through Cognia. Cognia works with schools and systems of all types and sizes across the globe to clearly assess the quality of the institution as well as to help the school meet the needs of every student. Cognia provides an explicit set of standards and criteria for accreditation and certification. Meeting and exceeding those standards results in a valuable recognition of excellence. Cognia is an undeniable force for enhancing schools, engaging students, and driving better outcomes for all. Find out more at cognia.org
In addition, every five years, Resurrection-St. Paul School is evaluated based on the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS). The NSBECS is intended to describe how the most mission-driven, program effective, well managed, and responsibly governed Catholic schools operate. They are offered as school effectiveness standards rather than curriculum content standards, although they support curriculum development consistent with national curriculum standards. These standards and benchmarks can be found at http://www.catholicschoolstandards.org.
Resurrection-St. Paul School is a Howard County STEM certified school.
Today more than ever, institutions must prepare their students for careers of tomorrow by fostering and perpetuating enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Cognia's STEM Certification provides Pre-K - 12 institutions as well as programs within institutions a research-based framework and criteria for their awareness, continuous improvement and assessment of the quality, rigor and substance of their STEM educational programs.
Through valid and reliable processes, tools and training, Cognia STEM Certification ensures that even the most effective educators and programs continually assess and improve to meet the needs and demands of the real world.
STEM students have the skills, knowledge, and thinking strategies that prepare them to be innovative, creative, and systematic problem solvers in STEM fields of study and work.
Green School Certified
In May of 2019, Resurrection-St. Paul School received a renewal of the Green School Award by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). The school has held this certification since May of 2015. The award shows the progress towards achieving the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) environmental literacy requirement. The Maryland Green Schools Program is nationally recognized program that provides a framework for creating sustainable environmental structures at school, home and in the community.