International Schools

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC, is pleased to be working with international schools to provide evaluation and accreditation services. ACS WASC accreditation is an ongoing 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 cycle of accreditation support this process.

ACS WASC works closely with the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) in the East Asia region.

The following flyer provides additional background information on ACS WASC international accreditation: ACS WASC International Flyer

Self-Study

ACS WASC Focus on Learning, 2017 International Edition

ACS WASC 2017 International Edition Self-Study School Report Template: Word Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template
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 (China Context for NCCT/ACS WASC schools only): Word Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template
Category E (ONESQA Standards for ACS WASC/ONESQA schools only): Revision in progress
Category F: Word Doc Template | Google Drive (Docs) Template

NOTE: In order to use Google Drive templates, you should make a copy of it in your Google Drive. The file can then be renamed and shared with your team. Click here for detailed information about using Google Drive templates.

Other Visit and Report Materials

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