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WASC Accreditation

WASC Accreditation and Statewide Ranking

The latest accomplishments for CVCHS include the following:

After completion of our visit and evaluation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), CVCHS received a six-year clear term of accreditation.  This is the highest level of praise that WASC bestows, affirming our school’s success and our ability to continue to achieve excellence.

Through its review processes, WASC confirms that an institution has substantially met the Commission's Core Commitments and Standards of Accreditation and associated Criteria for Review and, thus, possesses the resources, policies, and practices to achieve its educational goals and has provided evidence of the quality of its educational programs. Accredited institutions are also subject to the conditions established by the Commission, including its policies.

Accreditation is periodically reaffirmed through a comprehensive review process that includes an institutional self-study, external review, and site visit.

About WASC Accreditation: ACS WASC Criteria

The criteria are research-based guidelines of systemic school improvement that address accreditation's central tenet: a school operates with a clear understanding of its purpose.

The criteria were developed with the assistance of numerous practicing educational leaders and theorists. The objective was to develop criteria that brought attention to concepts and factors that differentiate between effective and ineffective schools. 

Since most formal education occurs in an institutional setting, factors that impact institutional effectiveness were considered along with curriculum, instructional strategies, and assessment. The criteria have been adapted for various joint accreditation processes.

WASC/CDE Focus on Learning Schoolwide Criteria

The WASC/CDE criteria area are organized into five categories:
A.  Organization: Vision and Purpose, Governance, Leadership and Staff, and Resources
B.  Standards-based Student Learning: Curriculum
C.  Standards-based Student Learning: Instruction
D.  Standards-based Student Learning: Assessment and Accountability
E.  Support for Student Personal and Academic Growth