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WASC Accreditation

Why Accreditation? 
  • Certification to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning
  • Validates the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts
  • Fosters improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning
  • Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program

In December 2002, faculty of the University of California approved a policy that required all California public and private high schools to be WASC accredited (or a candidate for accreditation) in order to establish and/or maintain an “a-g” list.

  • Accreditation is required with respect to the Cal Grants.
  • Colleges and universities examine transcripts to determine if the students have attended accredited institutions.
  • Military recruiters expect applicants to be from accredited schools.
  • Many districts have policies to accept credits only from WASC-accredited schools or schools accredited by other regions with whom WASC has reciprocal agreements.


View our WASC Accreditation here