The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCBED) provides an accreditation program, which is recognized by the state’s Texas Education Agency (TEA). This process ensures students reach academic excellence and experience quality faith formation,
The accreditation program focuses on school improvements and accountability. It is intended to strengthen Catholic school mission and identity, and to engage Catholic schools in the ongoing improvement of student academic performance.
Member schools begin the accreditation process with a criteria-based self-study where school leadership examine specific aspects of school life including Catholic Identity, Operational Vitality, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Support Services and Plant and Facilities.
Each Catholic school is accredited every seven years and provides annual reports for continued school accreditation. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School received full accreditation from TCCBED in May 2019.
The Catholic schools in Texas, through the TCCBED, function within a larger community of educators. TCCBED has a formal relationship not only with the state of Texas’ TEA, but is also a member of the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission. TEPSAC helps ensure quality in private schools by monitoring and approving organizations that accredit non-public elementary and secondary schools in the state of Texas.