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.