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

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR SELF-STUDY MATERIALS

ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning Accreditation Manual, Joint Process for all California Public Schools, including California Charter Schools, 2019 Edition (2020-2021 SY Visits)

Note: This edition is to be used for schools preparing for a 2020-2021 ACS WASC self-study visit.

ACS WASC/CDE 2019 Edition (2020-2021 SY Visits) 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: 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.

Visit Evaluation Form: Following the self-study visit the principal or head of school should complete the Accreditation Visit Evaluation Form.  Note: this form is confidential and the information provided will not be given to the visiting committee team.

2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR SELF-STUDY MATERIALS

ACS WASC/CDE 2018 Edition (2019-2020 SY Visits)

ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning Accreditation Manual, Joint Process for all California Public Schools, including California Charter Schools, 2018 Edition (2019-2020 SY Visits)

Note: This edition is to be used for schools preparing for a 2019-2020 ACS WASC self-study visit.

ACS WASC/CDE 2018 Edition (2019-2020 SY Visits) 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 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

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.

Visit Evaluation Form: Following the self-study visit the principal or head of school should complete the Accreditation Visit Evaluation Form.  Note: this form is confidential and the information provided will not be given to the visiting committee team.

ACS WASC/CDE 2017 Edited 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

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

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.

Visit Evaluation Form: Following the self-study visit the principal or head of school should complete the Accreditation Visit Evaluation Form.  Note: this form is confidential and the information provided will not be given to the visiting committee team.

Follow-up:  Ongoing Accreditation Process


Other Visit and Report Materials