California Public and Charter Schools

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.

California Self-Study Visit Reimbursement School Guidelines

Self-Study

(Click the appropriate edition link below for self-study materials.

ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning, 2017 Edition (Edited for 2018-2019 SY Visits)

ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning Accreditation Manual, Joint Process for all California Public Schools, including California Charter Schools, 2017 Edition (Edited for 2018-2019 SY Visits)
Note
: This edition is to be used for schools preparing for a 2018-2019 ACS WASC self-study visit.

ACS WASC/CDE 2017 Edition (Edited for 2018-2019 SY Visits) 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 III is also available as a separate Word or Google Docs template.

Chapter III:
Category A
Word Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template
Category BWord Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template
Category CWord Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template
Category DWord Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template
Category EWord Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template

ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning, 2017 Edition for 2017-2018 SY Visits

ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning Accreditation Manual, Joint Process for all California Public Schools, including California Charter Schools, 2017 Edition

Note: This edition includes the iNACOL standards and streamlined indicators and prompts for the criteria. This edition is to be used for schools preparing for 2017-18 ACS WASC self-study visits.

ACS WASC/CDE 2017 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 III is also available as a separate Word or Google Docs template.

Chapter III:
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
Category E: Word Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template

ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning, 2016 Edition

ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning Accreditation Manual, Joint Process for all California Public Schools, including California Charter Schools, 2016 Edition

Note: This edition includes the iNACOL standards and streamlined indicators and prompts for the criteria.

ACS WASC/CDE 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
Category E: Word Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template

Follow-up:  Ongoing Accreditation Process

Other Visit and Report Materials