James Logan High School will have its mid-cylce WASC accreditation visit from March 6 - 8, 2016.
What is WASC?
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), is a regional accrediting association in the United States that works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the Department of State, and the state Department of Education to review and provide accreditation for schools and universities. To learn more about WASC, click here.
Are schools required to be accreditation?
All public high schools are required to be accredited. WASC accreditation is a school improvement process and serves as the foundation for quality education. An accredited school is a statement to the broader community and the stakeholders that it is trustworthy institution for student learning and committed to ongoing improvement.
The public is assured that accredited institutions are evaluated extensively and conform to expectations of performance and quality. Because accreditation requires continual self-evaluation and monitoring of its programs and operations in relation to the impact on student learning and periodic external review, the public can be assured that the educational quality of programs and services offered by the institution are current, reflect high standards of quality, and are offered with integrity.
Students can be assured that the institutions in which they seek to enroll have been reviewed and the educational programs that are offered have been evaluated for quality.
Educational institutions benefit from the stimulus for self-study and self-improvement provided by the accreditation process.
What is James Logan's accreditation status?
Logan was accredited for six year (maximum allowed) in 2013.
Why is a mid-cycle visit needed?
The mid-cycle visit is a check-in to ensure that schools have made adequate progress. During the visit, the visiting committee focuses on the progress made on the critical areas for follow-up (major recommendations) made by the previous ACS WASC visiting committee and reviews the progress report provided by the school.
What is included in the progress report?
The progress report is a concise compilation of all progress noted since the previous visit. Included in this report should be the progress made on the recommendations and critical areas for follow-up left by the previous visiting committee and any improvement in student achievement relative to the schoolwide learner outcomes and academic standards. Supporting evidence should also be included. (Read James Logan's progress report by clicking on the image to the right.)