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National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA)

Shepherd of the Lakes, Brighton receives NLSA Accreditation

Terry Schmidt's Snowtire 2015 presentation on the new Evidence Based Accreditation process.

The Michigan District encourages our Lutheran Pre-Schools, Elementary Schools and High Schools to actively follow an improvement plan. Accreditation is the method schools use to print out a plan for continuing success. The National Office for Lutheran Schools developed a tool for National Lutheran School Accreditation. This standards-based procedure involves a comprehensive self-study followed by an on-site visit with written documentation.

The phase one program is based on certain standards and every seven years (through 2008; five years for schools applying 2009 and beyond) after completion a school can either repeat the standards based procedure or develop an Ongoing Improvement Plan in which they identify 3-7 areas in which they are seeking improvement.

The Chairman for the Michigan District Accreditation Commission is Dale Vorwerk, retired principal. The National head of NLSA is Terry Schmidt. For more information visit

Earn 25 SCECHs for being on a Visit Team. For information click here.  For SCECH application form for NLSA Visit Team Members click here.

2015 Certificate Presentation Spreadsheet  updated 9/1/15


Trinity Early Childhood Center, Clinton Township



Lutheran North, Macomb

Lutheran South, Newport

Lutheran Northwest, Rochester Hills

Saginaw Valley Lutheran, Saginaw

Lutheran Westland, Westland

West Michigan Lutheran, Wyoming


Immanuel, Alpena
St. Paul, Ann Arbor
Zion, Auburn
Faith, Bay City
Immanuel, Bay City
St. John, Bay City
St. Paul, Bay City
Trinity, Bay City
Zion, Bay City
St. Peter, Big Rapids
Our Shepherd, Birmingham
Shepherd of the Lakes, Brighton
St. Luke, Clinton Township
Trinity, Clinton Township
Emmanuel, Dearborn
Guardian, Dearborn
St. Peter, Eastpointe


St. Paul, Flint
St. Lorenz, Frankenmuth
St. John, Fraser
Immanuel-St. James, Grand Rapids
Our Savior, Grand Rapids
Zion, Harbor Beach
St. Peter, Hemlock
Our Savior, Lansing
St. Paul, Lapeer
Immanuel, Macomb
St. Peter, Macomb
St. John, Midland
Trinity, Monroe
West Shore, Muskegon
Trinity, Paw Paw
St. John, Port Hope


Trinity, Port Huron
Trinity, Reese
St. Peter, Richmond
St. John, Rochester
Bethlehem, Saginaw
Holy Cross, Saginaw
Immanuel, Saginaw
Peace, Saginaw
St. Peter, St. Johns
Trinity, St. Joseph
Christ the King, Sebewaing
Peace, Shelby Township
Trinity, Traverse City
Trinity, Utica
St. Matthew, Walled Lake
St. Michael, Wayne






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