New Mexico 2016 Top Workplaces Award Winner!

THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL NAMES COVENANT SCHOOLS A
WINNER OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO 2016 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

Albuquerque, NM May 16, 2016– Covenant Schools has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Albuquerque Journal. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

Covenant Schools is a Top Workplace Award winner!

Covenant Schools is honored to be a 2016 Top Workplace Award winner!

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees.

Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

Covenant Schools is honored to have been selected for this award, particularly as the judges were our employees.  Paul Losey, CEO stated, “I am very grateful to every employee of Covenant Schools.  Every day each employee gives more than 100% of themselves to love, care for, and educate children. The employees are impacting children in a manner that will positively influence the children for the rest of their lives.”

Accreditation

Dear Parents,

As you are all well aware of we just completed the accreditation process with the International Christian Accreditation Association. Over the last few days an external review team comprised of professional peers with diverse experience assessed and evaluated Covenant Schools’ effectiveness in meeting the requirements of accreditation.

The external exit report was a summary of the full report that is sent to the ICAA office for review and will be sent to us within the next 30 days. The external review team is recommending that the ICAA Commission for Accreditation grant us accreditation status which will finalized in June.

A few of the highlights of the summary include:

Classroom observations unfailingly revealed to team members that the students are receiving an exceptional education in a safe and nurturing environment where the Christian faith is uncompromised.

Parent interviews support the fact that the children are cognitively, socially, and spiritually stimulated and are developing to the parent’s delight.

The students know that they are loved and feel nurtured as witnessed during their interviews and through their actions. The administrative staff displayed pride in their staff and the students as well as an appreciation for the parents. All of this creates the feeling of family and community that each one experiences.

It was overwhelmingly apparent the governing body used research-based data and best practices to collect, review, and implement a growth plan of action for each individual child. During the parent interview the continual theme emerged that their older children that graduated from Covenant School were academically stronger than their peers. Terra Nova results confirmed students consistently scored one grade level above the national ranking.

Thank you to the outstanding staff of Covenant Schools that makes this all possible. And thank you for allowing us to serve you and your children every day.

Blessings,

Paul Losey
CEO