5 FAST FACTS ABOUT SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Fact #1: SMACHS is fully accredited by Cognia
What this means: Cognia serves as a trusted partner to more than 32,000 schools and school systems. The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) are accreditation divisions of Cognia.
Fact #2: SMACHS is recognized and accredited by the Diocese of Arlington
What this means: SMACHS adheres to all Diocese of Arlington Curriculum guidelines, as well as ensures that all faculty hold a professional teaching license from either the Virginia Department of Education or the Virginia Catholic Education Association.
Fact #3: SMACHS’s religious curriculum is in communion as set forth by the Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Arlington
What this means: The religious curriculum at SMACHS is approved by the Diocese of Arlington and in complete alignment with every other Diocesean school. As such, it pervades all aspects of student life, academics, and extracurricular activities at SMACHS.
Fact #4: SMACHS offers Dual Enrollment with Germana Community College
What this means: SMACHS’s highly qualified faculty were approved by Germana Community College to teach advanced classes in a variety of subject matters that count as college credit to our students.
Fact #5: SMACHS faculty have over 50 years of combined education experience at the high school and college level
What this means: Faculty with extensive education experience and/or advanced degrees in both core subject areas (mathematics, history, sciences, etc.) and pedagogy (teaching and learning) have been statistically shown to improve student outcomes.*