WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) is an academic body responsible for the accreditation of schools.
During the 2019-2020 school year, Frontier High School worked with all stakeholders to assess its programs and impacts on student learning with respect to the ACS WASC criteria/indicators and produced a complete self-study report.
In March of 2022, a WASC committee once again visited FHS, gathered evidence and feedback, and provided Frontier with a Mid-Cycle Report.
What does WASC accreditation mean for a school?
- WASC accreditation means a school is focused on setting a mission and goals for its learners.
- The school is student-oriented and examines student performance continuously, accepting objective evaluation from a team of outside peer professionals trained by ACS WASC.
- The school also maintains a qualified faculty within an effectively organized school, and it collaboratively assesses the quality of its educational programs on a regular basis, making plans for the future.
Why is WASC accreditation important?
- Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program and that it is a trustworthy institution for student learning.
- Validates the integrity of the school’s program and transcripts.
- Facilitates the transfer of credits to other schools, which is critical for college/university acceptance worldwide.
- Fosters the ongoing improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning.
- Provides valuable insight from fellow educators visiting the school.
- Benefits schools that choose joint accreditation or other collaborative processes, such as ACS WASC/CDE.