District high schools undergo an accreditation process under the auspices of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges WASC
. It is a six-year accreditation cycle, guided and assisted by the self-study
, the visit, and the follow-up. A school's philosophy and the WASC criteria serve as the underlying basis for these stages.
Accreditation affirms that a school provides its students with quality educational programs, validates the integrity of student transcripts and ensures for the benefit of colleges, universities, and the community at large that graduating students have mastered a particular body of knowledge.
WASC acknowledges that the Focus on Learning Process is in harmony with the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
. The components for WASC and SPSA are identical in concept; the specific actions of the Single Plan for Student Achievement are expressed in more detail.