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WASC Accreditation

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) announces the action taken at the Spring 2016 Commission Meeting. The ACS WASC Commissioners have determined Valley Alternative Magnet School meets the ACS WASC criteria for accreditation. This accreditation status is based on all of the information provided by the school, including the self-study report, and the satisfactory completion of the on-site accreditation visit.

It is the decision of the Commission to grant Six-Year Accreditation Status with a Mid-cycle One-day Visit through June 30, 2022.

Valley Alternative Magnet School is required to prepare a Mid-cycle Progress Report for the Mid-cycle Visit. The report and visit should demonstrate that the school has:

  • Addressed the critical areas for follow-up throughout the schoolwide action plan
  • Made appropriate progress on the implementation of the schoolwide action plan
  • Improved student achievement relative to the schoolwide learner outcomes and the academic standards

Accreditation status is conditioned upon Valley Alternative Magnet School’s continued adherence with the ACS WASC policies, procedures, and criteria for accreditation. This includes a requirement that an accredited school annually contribute members from the school staff or district to participate on visiting committees. Failure to maintain compliance with said policies, procedures, and standards is grounds for modification and/or withdrawal of the accreditation.

The Commission looks forward to Valley Alternative Magnet School’s anticipated success and continuing improvement in keeping with ACS WASC’s pursuit of excellence in elementary, secondary, and adult education.

WASC Accreditation

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