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Welcome to WRISA

Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA) is a nonprofit organization formed in 1991 by the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools to provide non-public schools with an ongoing school improvement process.

WRISA's three phase accreditation process provides school communities with the opportunity to explore every aspect of their school program, receive valuable feedback from a team of impartial professional educators, and develop a long range plan using the WRISA framework. Once accredited, schools file an annual report documenting that they are in compliance with the WRISA Standards and that they have made progress on their long range plan.

WRISA is a state chapter of the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations which is recognized by the College Board and the Office of Non-Public Education, an office within the U. S. Department of Education.

Discriminatory practices based on race, ethnicity, or national origin are not used in admissions or other services. Church affiliated schools may give preference to members of their faith as allowed by law.

2018-19 Calendar of WRISA Events:

DateActivity
5/9/2018WRISA Board Meeting – 2:00-4:30. GoToMeeting.
6/1/2018Visiting Team Reports and Long Range Plan from schools that hosted a Visiting Team in 2018-19 are due at jurisdiction's office.
6/20/2018WRISA Board Meeting – 9:30 - end. The Chancery, Green Bay.
6/21/2018Subcommittee Meeting – 9:00 – 12:00. The Chancery, Green Bay.
7/9/2018WRISA sends Notification of Accreditation letters to DPI.
8/15/2018Executive Director emails to Representatives the instructions for filing Annual Reports to schools not visited and 'update' instructions for schools that were visited in 2017-18. Jurisdictions send information to schools.
8/15 - 9/29/2018Principals update their Annual Reports packet on WRISA website. Principals that hosted a site visit during 2017-18 update Annual Report Packet and send it to Jurisdiction Representative.
9/21/2018WRISA Strategic Planning. 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac.
9/21/2018Principals enter 3rd Friday in September student count into Annual Report Packet. Finalize Annual Report and mail to their WRISA Representative.
9/21 - 9/29/2018Principals mail Annual Report hard copy to their WRISA Representative.
9/30/2018All Annual Reports and membership fees are due at Representative's office.
10/1 - 10/29/2018Jurisdictions review Annual Reports and send results to Executive Director.
11/15/2018WRISA Board Meeting. 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Holy Name Heights, Madison.
3/7/2019WRISA Annual Board Meeting. 9:30-3:00. Place TBD.
3/8/2019WCRIS Annual Leadership Conference. Place TBD
4/15/2019WRISA office emails instructions to Representatives for schools that hosted a Site Visit in 2018-19.
6/1/2019Schools that hosted a Site Visit during 2018-19 send Visiting Team Report and new Long Range Plan to Representative.
6/19/2019WRISA Board Meeting. 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Holy Name Heights, Madison.
6/2019 - TBDNFNSSAA Annual Meeting. Executive Director attends. Place TBD
8/15/2019Executive Director emails instructions to Jurisdiction Representatives for filing Annual Reports for schools not visited, and 'update' instructions for schools that were visited in 2018-19. Jurisdictions notify schools.
8/15 - 9/29/2019Principals update their Annual Reports packet on WRISA website. Principals that hosted a site visit during 2018-19 also update Annual Report Packet and mail hard copy to their WRISA Representative so it is received no later than 10/1/2019.
9/20/2019Principals enter 3rd Friday in September student count into Annual Report Packet.
9/20 - 9/29/2019Principals mail Annual Report hard copy to their Representative.
9/30/2019All Annual Reports and membership fees are due at Representative’s office.
10/1 - 10/29/2019Jurisdictions review Annual Reports and send results to Executive Director.
11/2019 - TBDWRISA Board Meeting. 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Madison. Board accredits schools.
12/2019 - TBDSchools receives notifications, certificates and other documents.
2/2020 – TBDWRISA Board Meeting. 9:30 – 12:00. Place TBD
4/15/2020WRISA sends directions to Representatives for schools that hosted a Visiting Team during the 2019-20 school year. Representatives forward information to schools.
5/2020 - TBDWRISA Board Meeting – Place TBD
6/1/2020Visiting Team Reports and Long Range Plans from schools that hosted a Visiting Team in 2019-20 are due at jurisdiction's office.
6/2020NFNSSAA Annual Meeting – Executive Director attends. Place TBD
6/2020WRISA Board Meeting – Place TBD



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