WASC Accreditation

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) values accreditation is a process designed to strengthen schools in the delivery of quality educational programs. Accreditation is important to schools as it impacts students' access to colleges and universities and career opportunities in a variety of ways. An effective WASC self-study review is a powerful tool for schools to improve the quality of education and more effectively serve staff and students.  

Arena Alternative/Virtual High School went through the WASC re-accreditation process in Winter 2020 and was awarded a six year accreditation.  Attached below is Arena's WASC action plan.
Why Accreditation?  
  • Certification to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning
  • Validates the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts
  • Fosters improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning
  • Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program
  • A way to manage change through regular assessment, planning, implementing, monitoring and reassessment
  • Assists a school/district in establishing its priority areas for improvement as a result of the perpetual accreditation cycle that includes 1) school self-assessment of the current educational program for students 2) Insight and perspective from the visiting committee 3)  Regular school staff assessment of progress through the intervening years between full self-studies.