The Commission on Lutheran Schools (CLS) exists to advance the Gospel ministry by supporting WELS schools. One of the ways CLS encourages premier Christ-centered education is through WELS School Accreditation (WELSSA).
WELSSA has been strengthening schools through the encouragement of continuous school improvement since 2003. This process leads to improvement of the educational quality and effectiveness of Lutheran schools and their ministries by:
Schools accredited through WELSSA and CLS can also pursue co-accreditation with regional agencies recognized by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).
How do I get started?
Please pay your WELSSA Annual Fee between July 1 and October 1 with your other CLS fees.
The WELSSA ASAR/SIP Report is due annually to firstname.lastname@example.org between March 1 and June 30.
Download the directions and report template.
To inquire about becoming a WELSSA accredited school, email executive director Paul Patterson at email@example.com or call 414-256-3221. For support, email WELSSA support specialist Abby Truss at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-256-3222.
Note: You must first make a CLS Annual School Support Contribution to be granted the discounted prices.