Method Schools is Accredited by WASC
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and College (WASC) has granted Method Schools accreditation (grades Kindergarten through 12th), expiring on June 30, 2018. Method, operating under the charter schools Method Schools, Method Schools K-8, and Method Schools High, serves students in Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties.
From the WASC website:
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC, extends its services to over 4,500 public, independent, church-related, and proprietary pre-K–12 and adult schools, works with 16 associations in joint accreditation processes, and collaborates with other educational organizations.
The ACS WASC accreditation process fosters excellence in elementary, secondary, and adult education by encouraging school improvement. WASC accreditation recognizes schools that meet an acceptable level of quality, in accordance with established, research-based WASC criteria.
Who benefits from accreditation?
Everyone. ACS WASC accreditation is a valuable service to the public, students and educational institutions themselves. For example:
- The public is assured that accredited institutions are evaluated extensively and conform to general expectations of performance and quality.
- Students can be assured that the institutions in which they seek to enroll have been reviewed and the educational programs that are offered have been evaluated for quality.
- Educational institutions benefit from the stimulus for self-study and self-improvement provided by the accreditation process.