Last Friday, the faculty spent the afternoon working on three sections of Improving Student Learning, the guide for the ongoing six-year self-study process used to maintain accreditation.   The sections focus on how SHS uses prior self-study results, how we collect & analyze data to demonstrate student learning, and what communication tools are in place.   Our efforts include:  working on in-depth studies of Math, Religion, Science, and Fine Arts, improving the use of technology, focusing on differentiated instruction & standards-based curriculum, adding new textbooks, and developing & using the school website & email system.   At the end of each six-year cycle, a team spends three days on campus to assure a quality educational experience and our visit is scheduled for winter, 2014.  Two faculty members will attend three meetings this school year to prepare the summary of our self-study efforts.