Anderson's accreditation visit goes well

Anderson Union High School recently experienced a visit by a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation team. Through the WASC process, the five-member team determines if a school receives its state certified accreditation.

Over several days, the WASC panel reviewed many aspects of AUHS: vision, purpose, governance, leadership and staff, resources, curriculum, instruction, assessment and accountability, school culture, support for student personal, academic growth, and the organization as a whole.

The outcome was very positive and productive. The visiting team commented that the students were “wonderful young people that love their school”. They also noted that the students “felt safe, secure and cared for by the entire staff”. The team emphasized the exceptionally strong community support for the school.

In their final remarks, the WASC team affirmed the efforts of the staff, parents, students, and community members that participated in the review by saying that AUHS is “doing the right things for its students”.

The school should receive the formal decision regarding accreditation in the next several months.

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