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What is WASC?

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Purpose of Accreditation

  • Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable education program
  • Validates the integrity of the school’s program and transcripts
  • Facilitates transfer of credits to other English-speaking schools (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 

ACS WASC Accreditation Process

ACS WASC accreditation is a process schools use to monitor student learning and set school improvement goals. Schools assess their program and the impact on student learning with respect to the ACS WASC criteria and other accreditation factors. Every six years, accredited schools conduct a self-study and host a self-study visit. The self-study process culminates in the refinement of a schoolwide action plan. Throughout the accreditation cycle, schools are expected to address the schoolwide action plan and demonstrate evidence of acceptable student achievement and school improvement. Appropriate reports and reviews throughout the six-year cycle of accreditation support this process. 

FHS successfully completed Year Three and our Mid-Cycle Visit in March of 2022. Two educations from other districts visited our campus virtually. They visited classrooms and met with all stakeholders to get a clear understanding of our school and programs. At the conclusion of their visit, they left us with both commendations and recommendations and they agreed with our self-identified areas of improvement. The Visiting Committee's report can be seen below under the "Visiting Committee Report" tab. We will now continue to work toward our goals and anticipate our next Self-Study visit in the 2024-25 school year.

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