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What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a voluntary dual-purpose process that schools:

(1) must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning opportunities

(2) clearly, demonstrate continual self-improvement.

An accredited school is:

  • focused on a mission and goals for students
  • it focuses on the schoolwide learning outcomes (SLOs)
  • it is student-oriented and examines its students' performance continuously
  • it accepts an objective evaluation from a team of outside peer professionals trained by WASC
  • it maintains a qualified faculty within an effectively organized school
  • it collaboratively assesses the quality of its educational programs on a regular basis
  • it plans for the future.