COA partners with human service organizations, like St. Joseph’s Indian School worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying and promoting accreditation standards.
The accreditation group was founded in 1977 and maintains a rigorous assessment process designed to identify providers who have set high performance standards and made a commitment to deliver the highest quality services to children in need.
“We take accreditation very seriously,” said Mike, St. Joseph’s Director. “We even welcome the process. We want to keep up with the best practices for residential education and learn from others’ successes.”
“The review affirmed what we are doing well and challenged us to look at where we can improve. A fresh view often helps us see what we might otherwise miss.”
“COA reviews our entire organization to determine reaccreditation – not just individual programs,” said Mike, “With such a comprehensive review from a reliable, objective organization like COA, St. Joseph’s Indian School is confident that we are providing the best possible services to our Lakota (Sioux) students and their families.”
COA’s standards emphasize that St. Joseph’s Indian School’s services are accessible, appropriate, culturally responsive, evidence-based and outcome-oriented. Additionally, COA confirms St. Joseph’s services are provided by a skilled and supported workforce.