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Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Chaffey District Online High School received the highest recommendation from the WASC commission in its inaugural year and received accreditation.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. The state of California and its schools are under the jurisdiction of WASC which serves to certify to the public that a school is a trustworthy institution of learning.  Furthermore it is important to be accredited for the following reasons:

  • 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
  • A way to manage change through regular assessment, planning, implementing, monitoring and reassessment
  • Assists a school/district in establishing its priority areas for improvement as a result of the perpetual accreditation cycle that includes
    • School self-assessment of the current educational program for students
    • Insight and perspective from the visiting committee
    • Regular school staff assessment of progress through the intervening years between full self-studies.

A WASC Accreditation team will be visiting our campus November 14-16, 2016. We look forward to sharing the school's excellence with the team and having the team meet with our students, staff, parents, and community partners.