ACS WASC Focus on Learning Private Schools

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 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.

California Self-Study Visit Reimbursement School Guidelines


ACS WASC Focus on Learning, 2016 Edition

ACS WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation Manual, 2016 Edition

Note: This edition includes the iNACOL standards. This edition is to be used for schools preparing for a 2016-17 ACS WASC self-study visit. (Schools may opt to use the 2014 edition for 2016-17 visits. Please send an email to if your school is using the 2014 edition and include the name of your school.)

ACS WASC 2016 Edition Self-Study School Report Template
Word Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template
Click here for information on how to use Google Drive (Docs).

Each category of Chapter IV is also available as a separate Word or Google Docs template.
Chapter IV:
Category A: Word Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template
Category B: Word Doc Template| Google Drive (Docs) Template
Category C: Word Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template
Category D: Word Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template

Follow-up: Ongoing Accreditation Process

Other Visit and Report Materials

Private schools follow the same procedures, dependent upon the accreditation that they have received. Appropriate information can be found in the following documents.