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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.

Self-Study

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

ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning, 2015 Edition

ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning Joint Process for all California Public Schools, including California Charter Schools, 2015 Edition

This edition is to be used for schools preparing for a 2016 ACS WASC Self-Study visit.

Note: This document is formatted to be printed as a double-sided document.

ACS WASC/CDE 2015 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

ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning, 2014 Edition

Follow-up:  Ongoing Accreditation Process

Other Visit and Report Materials

California public schools follow the same procedures, dependent upon the accreditation that they have received.

Six-Year Accreditation

Probationary Visit
Procedures | School Progress Report Template

Progress Report
Procedures | Progress Report Template (Generic)

Substantive Changes
ACS WASC Substantive Change Policy
Substantive Change Explanation Form

Three-Year Term Revisit
Procedures | School Progress Report Template