SCHOOL SAFETY

Cardinal Shehan School Safety Team! The School Safety Patrol’s job is to remind students of the school safety rules and to guide them in safe arrival, dismissal, and movement through the building.


Our School Safety Program

Our role as a school safety is to set a positive example for other students and keep your classmates safe. 

Achievements

CSS students have competed with distinction and won awards for their entries in community sponsored events such as the Good Samaritan essay contest, the Knights of Columbus Christmas poster contest, the Archdiocese of Baltimore Vocation prayer card contest, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and FOX 45’s Champions of Courage competition.

Positive School Environment

To foster a positive school environment where all students are educated in a safe and caring atmosphere, all Archdiocesan schools will follow established procedures for prevention and intervention for bullying, harassment or intimidation.

Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) has been implemented in every Archdiocesan elementary and high school to enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.


Accreditation

All Archdiocesan high schools and elementary schools are accredited as a system through AdvancED. Every five years, the Department of Catholic Schools completes a system-wide accreditation review, which culminates in a visit by an AdvancED External Review Team. Each school is evaluated based on the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.


Governance Model

Cardinal Shehan School is an Archdiocesan Collaborative School (ACS), which is a model of shared governance developed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The ACS model utilizes a shared governance model that fosters unity through the collaboration of stakeholders in support of Catholic schools. The model allows decisions regarding day-to-day school operations to be made at the local level, while individual schools and school administrators are supported centrally from the Department of Catholic Schools and the Catholic Center's Central Services in areas such as academics, finance, development, enrollment management and marketing.