Adolfo Camarillo High School

EST. 1956

ACHS WASC: We Are CAM FAM!

ACHS WASC: We Are CAM FAM!

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 visit will take place March 21-22, 2022.

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. Identification of Critical Learner Academic Needs (CLANs): 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, CLANs, and CAMgoals for Life! 
  5. Action Plan alignment to Critical Areas for Follow-Up 
  6. Capacity to carry out the Action Plan
  7. Use of prior accreditation findings

 ACHS WASC TIMELINE:

1. Spring  2019

Received VC Report and recommendations of Critical Areas for Follow-Up

2. Spring 2019

Revised SPSA to address Critical Areas for Follow-Up recommended by the VC

3. Summer 2019

Accrediting Commission for Schools (ACS) WASC Committee approved a one-year extension to complete the Probationary Report

4. Fall 2019-Fall 2020

Implement, Evaluate, Revise SPSA through an ongoing process ensuring Critical Areas for Follow-Up are addressed

5. Fall 2020

Write Probationary Report

6. March 2021

WASC Probationary Virtual Visit

7. Spring 2021-Fall 2021

Continue to work on the Critical Areas of Follow-Up (CAFUs) as recommended by the WASC VC. Create our Values Statement, our data protocols, and begin work on the Action Plan Timeline to meet our goals.

8. March 21-22, 2022

WASC Mid-Year Report & Visit

The WASC Visiting Committee conducted a two-day Probationary Visit on March 22-23, 2021.