Fostering excellence in elementary, secondary, and adult education by encouraging school improvement.
“Accreditation is a term that originally meant trustworthiness in its middle French, Old Italian usage. The original purpose of accreditation in the United States was designed to encourage the standardization of secondary school programs, primarily to ensure for the benefit of colleges and universities that graduating students had mastered a particular body of knowledge.” — WASC website.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) is one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States. 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. The process developed by the ACS WASC involves a dual purpose that continues the expectation that schools must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high quality learning opportunities, but with the added requirement that they clearly demonstrate they are about the critical business of continual self-improvement.
For more information, visit http://www.acswasc.org
The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) schools seek accreditation to validate their quality and verify that they are striving for excellence based on a solid Christian philosophy of education foundation. The ACSI accreditation protocol is unique in two major ways: (1) It probes the spiritual aspects of each component of the organization and (2) it addresses the educational quality and integrity of the organization. The latter addresses the issues demonstrating that the school is true to its own statements of philosophy, mission, and goals and that it is meeting the standards of quality and effectiveness.
For more information, visit http://www.acsi.org
Vacaville Christian High School is a member of the College Board. The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college-readiness and college success—including the SAT and Advanced Placement Program.
For more information, visit https://www.collegeboard.org/membership