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WASC Accreditation

What is WASC? 

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. Schools go through the WASC accreditation process every six years. During this process, schools must conduct a self study that examines all aspects of a school including organization, vision for learning, curriculum, assessment, instructional strategies and school climate and culture. This self study examines data from a variety of sources and produces a detailed report that highlights both the successes and the critical needs of students and provides an action plan for continued improvement. Students, staff, parents, and teachers all play a critical role in the self study process. At the end of the six year cycle, a WASC accreditation team visits the school, reviews the school's self study report, meets the faculty, students and parents, visits classrooms and prepares its report and recommendations for the school. 

Where can I learn more about the WASC process? 

Please click on the WASC overview (pdf file listed below) to find out more about the process.

Where does SRVHS currently stand in the accreditation process?

San Ramon Valley High School is currently in the sixth and final year of our current self-study process which will culminate with the submission of a self study report which will be used to guide the school's mission, vision, and programs over the course of the next six years. 

In the spring of 2015, SRVHS submitted a three-year mid-cycle report that was accepted by WASC. We are currently in progress of meeting with staff, parents, and students regarding our progress towards completing items from the action plan of our 2015 report and are working towards completing our next self study.

To view the 2015 progress report or to view documents and data from the 2012 self study report, click on the link to the right of this page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact SRVHS WASC Chair Janet Willford.

2015 Mid Cycle Review
2012 WASC Report