ACS WASC Mid-Cycle Visits

NOTE: Until further notice, mid-cycle visits for the 2020-21 school year will be held virtually. Please see virtual visit information below.

Schools that receive a status of accreditation with a required one- or two-day mid-cycle visit host the visit during the third year of the six-year cycle. The visiting committee writes a visiting committee report and completes a confidential summary statement.

As a result of this visit, the six-year status of accreditation (1) may be reaffirmed; (2) may be reaffirmed and a special follow-up progress report and/or visit may be required in one year; (3) probationary accreditation with an in-depth progress report and two-day visit in one year may be granted; or (4) accreditation status may be withheld.

Reservations and payment for lodging should be made by the visiting committee members. Visiting committee expenses are submitted to the ACS WASC office for reimbursement.

Procedures and Visiting Committee Templates

NEW Virtual Visit Information and Template for the 2020-21 School Year
Mid-Cycle Virtual Visit Guidelines
Mid-cycle Chair Expectations
Visiting Committee Summary Visiting Committee Report Template: Word Doc

NOTE: There are separate procedures and templates for mid-cycle visits to California and Hawaii public schools, please choose the correct materials below.

ACS WASC School Visits: Procedures
Visiting Committee Report Template:  Word Doc | Google Docs

ACS WASC/CDE California Public and Charter School VisitsProcedures
Visiting Committee Report Template:  Word Doc | Google Docs

HIDOE/ACS WASC Hawaii Public School VisitsProcedures
Visiting Committee Report Template:  Word Doc | Google Docs

International mid-cycle visit materials can be found on the International Schools page.

Click here for information on how to use Google Docs (Drive).

Additional Materials

Training