Pre-call Forms

WELS School Accreditation

WELS School Accreditation (WELSSA) is a process in which the school evaluates its current education practices and seeks sound methods to build on its strengths and determine new ways to grow and strengthen the educational ministry of the school for the benefit of the students and parents to the glory of God.

There are 129 WELS schools currently accredited and seven schools in candidacy, that is, working through the accreditation process for the first time.

WELSSA is a sanctioned member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).

Read more about the WELSSA accreditation process by downloading the documents on this page.

Contact Us
Tom Plitzuweit, WELSSA executive director
Rachel DiGiorgio, WELSSA executive assistant
welssa@wels.net, 414-256-3221

Partner Sites
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation

The Annual School Accreditation Report (ASAR) and School Improvement Plan (SIP) is due June 30. You can download the report directions/template below and pay the report fee at the Purchasing Center beginning March 1.

Telling the Next Generation Session Resources

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To schedule an event or to speak to someone about the program contact your district coordinator or email lutheranschools@wels.net or evangelism@wels.net.

Special Education

Early Childhood

Foundations

Foundations is a unique, new program that boldly restates the mission and educational philosophy of WELS schools and early childhood programs to the communities in which we serve. This comprehensive suite of materials was developed by the Commission on Lutheran Schools to renew our commitment to Christian education. Its purpose is to help local congregations and schools generate a rich, ongoing conversation between students, parents, and Christian educators that clearly defines the differences between Christian education and other educational models.

Crafted to meet member and non-member parents at their point of need with biblical answers to practical questions, Foundations promises to provide a perspective on their child’s years of formal schooling that many parents have never considered.

Team Ministry

Supervision of Instruction

Mission and Vision

Leadership