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What is WASC?

WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) is the accrediting body that confirms our program here at ACHS meets the requirements for colleges and universities in the US. Accreditation validates our transcripts and ensures our students will be eligible for acceptance to 4-year colleges and universities.

The WASC process is a 6-year cycle, which includes a Self-Study Report, a four-day visit from the WASC Visiting Committee (VC), and usually a Mid-Cycle Progress Report in the third year. The Mid-Year took place March 21-22, 2022. The WASC VC concurred with our Self-Study Report, and ACS WASC granted us full accreditation status. We are back on our 6-year cycle. The WASC VC will return for a Full Self-Study in the 2024-2025 school year.

All stakeholders will be involved in contributing to the Self-Study Report. ACHS stakeholders include students, parents, faculty, staff, site and district administration, and community members. We welcome new stakeholders to assist in the Self-Study process. If you are interested in helping, please contact the Self-Study Coordinator:  

Self-Study Outcomes

  1. Involvement and collaboration by all stakeholders
  2. Clarification and measurement of CAMgoals for Life! and academic standards (formerly entitled the SLOs/ESLRs)
  3. Data analysis, program assessment, and holistic schoolwide evaluation to assess the impact on student learning
  4. Alignment to the Schoolwide Action Plan based on the school’s Critical Areas for Follow-Up
  5. Data and analysis to support our identified Critical Learner Academic Needs: Listening & Self-Advocacy

Visiting Committee Expectations

  1. Involvement and collaboration by all stakeholders
  2. Cam Fam Foundations (school’s purpose): Mission, Vision, Values, and CAMgoals for Life!
  3. Data analysis, Assessment, and Self-Evaluation
  4. Students' progress in academic standards, CAMgoals for Life!, and the Critical Learner Academic Needs. 
  5. Action Plan alignment to Critical Areas for Follow-Up 
  6. Capacity to carry out the Action Plan
  7. Use of prior accreditation findings


Fall 2022-Fall 2024 The Cam Fam community will work toward meeting the goals of our Cam Fam Foundations and our Schoolwide Action Plan to present in a Full-Self Study Report in Spring 2025.
Semester 1 2023 Chapter 1: School Progress Report
Semester 2 2024 Chapter 2: School and Community Profile