WASC – Directory of Accredited Schools in Southern California

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), accredits over 5,200 public, independent, church-related, and proprietary pre-K-12 and adult schools.

Why Accreditation?

  • Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable education program  — a trustworthy institution for student learning
  • Validates the integrity of the school’s program and transcripts
  • Facilitates transfer of credits to other English-speaking schools — critical for college/university acceptance worldwide
  • Provides a process for regularly examining programs, processes, and data around school goals and student learning through data analysis, reflection, inquiry, and dialogue
  • Builds a professional culture to support the schoolwide action plan
  • Fosters the continuous improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning
  • Provides valuable insight from fellow educators visiting the school

The accreditation process includes an initial visit, self-study/full visit, and follow-up. WASC publishes an annual Directory of Schools. The directory provides information about the schools currently accredited.


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