WASC accredited Holy Martyrs Ferrahian for another full six years term

 

Following the WASC accreditation visit in Spring 2012, on July 11th Holy Martyrs Cabayan Elementary and Ferrahian High School administration received a letter from WASC awarding the school with a six-year accreditation status, with a midterm report. This is the highest accreditation status that WASC bestows to a school.

According to this status “There is compelling evidence that the school needs little, if any, additional support for high-quality student learning and the implementation, monitoring, and accomplishment of the school-wide action plan, including the identified critical areas for follow-up.”

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC, extends its services to over 4,500 public, independent, church-related, and proprietary pre-K–12 and adult schools, works with 16 associations in joint accreditation processes, and collaborates with other educational organizations.

The ACS WASC accreditation process fosters excellence in elementary, secondary, and adult education by encouraging school improvement. WASC accreditation recognizes schools that meet an acceptable level of quality, in accordance with established, research-based WASC criteria.

WASC letter

WASC Accreditation Terms

Six-Year Accreditation Status with a Required Mid-cycle Progress Report: There is compelling evidence that the school needs little, if any, additional support for high-quality student learning and the implementation, monitoring, and accomplishment of the schoolwide action plan, including the identified critical areas for follow-up.*

Six-Year Accreditation Status with a Required Mid-cycle Progress Report and One-Day Visit: There is compelling evidence that the school needs additional support, feedback, and encouragement in strengthening student achievement and the school’s program through the schoolwide action plan that includes the identified critical areas for follow-up.*

Six-Year Accreditation Status with a Required Mid-cycle Progress Report and Two-Day Visit: There is compelling evidence that the school needs additional support and a longer mid-cycle visit is needed to review the school’s action plan progress in areas such as the analysis and use of student achievement data, the instructional program, the growth and development of the leadership and staff, governance, and resource allocation.*

One-Year Probationary Accreditation Status with a Required In-depth Progress Report and Two-Day Visit: The school deviates significantly in one or more areas and needs serious additional support, feedback, and encouragement in meeting the identified critical areas for follow-up in the visiting committee report.*

Accreditation Status Withheld: The school does not meet the WASC criteria/indicators and other accreditation factors and deviates significantly in several areas that impacts student learning and well-being, the school’s program, and supporting operations.*