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Recognized through ELEA Accreditation

In 2015, Messiah was awarded a full, seven-year accreditation from the Evangelical Education Association (ELEA). The school staff, administartion, and Steering Committee were involved with this process for almost two years, producing professional portfolios for full-time teachers and administrators, as well as an extensive self-study report that included everything from curriculum to governance to facility.
 
The resulting accreditation is a testament to the strength of the academic programs at Messiah, and provided the school with a platform for developing a process for evaluation and continuous improvement.
 

Outstanding Test Results

Assessment is a part of any goal setting and achievement process, including learning.  However, over-testing can consume valuable learning time; overreliance on standardized test data as a measure of schools and children fails to recognize important growth of the entire person, in mind, body, and spirit.  
 
Each year, students in grades Kindergarten through two take the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (a short-form growth measure administered in fall, winter, and spring).  Students in grades three through eight  take Ohio's State Tests each spring.
 
Messiah students routinely earn high scores on these tests, exceeding state and national averages by significant margins. 
 

Teaching 21st Century Skills

Messiah is committed to meeting the demands of education in the 21st century. Our middle school students take a unique course that stretches their emotional and intellectual imagination with exercsises in empathy, leadership, creativity, collaboration, and problem solving. They are also introduced to life skills like financial literacy, cooking, and civil discourse through special classroom units. Schedule a campus visit to see some of these classes in action!

Honors Program Promotes Creative Thought

Messiah's "Discovery" Program encourages gifted students to become better creative thinkers and problem solvers. Through increased individual attention, Discovery Honors students pursue non-traditional class units like chess or architecture. They learn in a fast-paced, collaborative environment that builds a solid foundation for continued success in high school and beyond - a central teaching goal that holds true for all Messiah students.
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