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Scecina receives another A rating from the state

Scecina once again has earned an A grade from the Indiana Department of Education school accountability rating system. 

The state’s school accountability system uses multiple measurements of academic performance and progress, including standardized test scores and measurable indicators of college and career readiness. Schools receive grades from A-F. You can see Scecina's Report Card by clicking here for the IDOE link.

Indiana’s Growth Model tracks students’ academic progress from one school year to the next using standardized test scores. A significant dimension of Scecina’s A rating is the students’ test score growth from middle school to high school. 

“I commend our students for believing in their growth potential, our teachers for fostering a growth mindset, and our parents for all they do,” said Scecina President Joe Therber

President Therber said he was especially happy to see the school rated highly for preparing students for college and career. 

“School accountability is but a pathway to higher goals,” he said. “At Scecina, we want every college-bound student to identify and gain acceptance to his or her college or university of choice.” 

Principal Joe Brettnacher, Ph.D., who joined Scecina in August, said he was proud of the school’s A rating while also noting that, as a Catholic school, Scecina is offers more than academics. 

“As important as academic growth is, that is not the reason for our school, it is Jesus Christ,” he said. Dr. Brettnacher added: “Our teachers challenge their students to excel spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially. All four of these characteristics is important to the ultimate goal of Catholic education.” 

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