Accreditation

My Academy has been awarded
WASC accreditation!

MY Academy is governed by the MY Academy Governing Board and is a fully WASC accredited educational institution. MY Academy is authorized by the Mountain Empire School District.

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WASC is the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. WASC Accreditation certifies to students, families, other educational institutions and the general public that MY Academy meets established criteria and standards that:

  • Are focused on a mission
  • Have goals for students
  • Are student-oriented
  • Examines student performance continuously
  • Maintains a qualified faculty within an effectively organized school
  • Collaboratively assesses the quality of its educational programs on a regular basis
  • Plans for the future

What Does Full Accreditation Mean for MY Academy Students?

Since MY Academy is fully accredited, we can offer A-G approved courses that fulfill the requirements of the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems.

WASC Accreditation allows University-bound students at MY Academy a track to higher education through fulfilling the A-G requirements. The rigor of the A-G courses will be reflected on the student’s transcript as having fulfilled these requirements for each course of completion.

What Does Accreditation Mean?

Accreditation certifies to other educational institutions, and to the general public, that an institution meets established criteria or standards and is achieving its own stated objectives. MY Academy meets these objectives.

WASC and the other five regional associations in the United States grant “institutional accreditation” after a comprehensive self-study followed by an on-site evaluation of the programs and services of the total institution. This means that all diploma or degree programs and educational activities offered by the institution are covered by the institution’s accreditation.

The evaluation determines whether the institution qualifies for regional recognition. More importantly, periodic self-study and review promote improvement in educational quality and institutional effectiveness.

What is WASC?

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional associations, which accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. Regional accreditation began about 100 years ago and arose from a desire on the part of educational institutions to establish standards of quality.

Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process, which plays an important role in developing and maintaining the high quality of education in this country.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges is the newest of the six regional accrediting associations. It was formed in 1962 by an amalgamation of several accrediting agencies. There are three Commissions in the Association, which work with institutions at different levels.

What is the Accrediting Commission for Schools (ACS)?

The Accrediting Commission for Schools has the responsibility for accreditation of all schools below the college level in California, Hawaii, East Asia, and the Pacific Basin.

Included are elementary, junior high/middle, high, and adult schools whether public, private, or church-related. The Commission currently accredits over 2,900 such schools. A full term of accreditation is six years with a review.

Approximately 400 schools go through the accreditation process of self-study and accreditation team visits with subsequent Commission action each year, in order to be initially accredited or to renew a term of accreditation.

For more information, go to ACSWASC.ORG.

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