The Department of Catholic Schools (DCS) has curriculum guidelines in all subject areas. The Guidelines follow the California State Standards and are infused with Catholic teachings, doctrine, and tradition. The curriculum is the educational process of transmitting knowledge and attitudes steeped in Gospel values in all content areas. These guidelines present concepts and skills and their relationship to the continuum of learning. They provide teachers and administrators with a broad perspective of academic disciplines and the inter-relatedness of these.
Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) Accreditation
All of the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Catholic Schools are accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). The mission of WCEA is to promote quality Catholic Education for our students in our member elementary and secondary schools through an accrediting process that assures the primacy of faith formation and educational excellence. The major purpose of this agency is to coordinate the accreditation process by assisting schools in their self-evaluative programs, to establish general standards for excellence, to grant WCEA Accreditation, and to cooperate formally with other regional accrediting organizations as determined by the WCEA Board of Directors. WCEA cooperates formally with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) which is the other agency that accredits all of the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.