Last Updated on Thursday, 16 August 2012 06:23 Written by Yvette Franco Thursday, 16 August 2012 06:12
Los Altos High School will have several important visitors this year. All Conquerors will welcome members of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, better known as WASC. The school has spent the past year preparing for this visit. The visit is very important because it will help determine the school's accredidation.
Accredation means that the school is a trustworthy place for students to learn. It allows the school itself to be assessed and validated. Getting ready for the visit requires the school to constant plan, monitor, and impleament change.
During the past school year, many things were done to get ready for WASC's visit. New and bigger ESLR poster were put up to make them more visible to the student body. They were also incorporated more during class. Students and staff took a survey with plenty of questions about the school and its environment. Questions ranged from classroom environment to ISI. Some staff members were part of a committee that helped organize a binder for WASC members that described the school. WASC members will be observing the school and making sure that what was stated on the report is what is happening at school.
The WASC committee is made up of eight members. The members stay three to four days at the school they are accrediting. Once they observe the school, they report their findings to the assosciation. The association then decides if the school is accredited and when shall the school be observed again. The years that a school has before their next accreditation occurs depends on how well they did in their observation. The years can range from 1 to 6 years.
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