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Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC

ACS WASC accredits K-12 schools and non-degree granting postsecondary institutions

           
 
Ongoing Process: Public California: Comprehensive, Charter, and Alternative Education
 

Public comprehensive, charter, and alternative schools in California use the ACS WASC/California Department of Education (CDE) joint accreditation process. ACS WASC accreditation is an ongoing six-year cycle of quality whereby schools demonstrate the capacity, commitment, and competence to support high-quality student learning and ongoing school improvement.

The ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning protocol guides schools into an ongoing improvement process that includes implementation, assessment, and refinement of the schoolwide action plan on an annual basis. Appropriate reports and reviews throughout the six-year cycle of accreditation support this process.

Public comprehensive, charter, and alternative schools will find that the ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning process can serve as the basis for the Single Plan for Student Achievement.

 
  Initial Visit
As noted on our Getting Started page all Public California Comprehensive and Charter schools follow the initial visit procedures, utilizing the ACS WASC Initial Visit Procedures for California Public Schools.
 
  Full Self-Study
The full visit instructions for California public schools are outlined in the respective protocols for these schools.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Follow-up: Ongoing Accreditation Process
 
 
  Reviews, Revisits, and Report Materials
All California public schools follow the same procedures, dependent upon the accreditation that they have received. Appropriate information can be found in the following documents. 
 
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