El Toro High School will be welcoming our Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation Visiting Committee on November 3-6. Accreditation is an ongoing school improvement process. In preparation for their visit, El Toro High School faculty and staff have been analyzing our instructional practices and program changes since the last WASC visit to identify areas of strength and growth.
Our areas of focus are preparing all students for college and career, cultivating a campus culture by strengthening relationships and promoting wellness, and closing the achievement gap. The faculty has written a Self-Study Report, which examines the school’s organization, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and culture.
Six visiting committee members will conduct classroom observations, review school programs and practices, and meet with teachers, support staff, parents, district representatives, and community members. El Toro High School invites parents and community members to meet with our WASC Visiting Committee on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm in the Bill Bailey Innovation and Learning Center. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback regarding the progress El Toro High School is making towards improving student achievement. Please save the date.
1. What ACS WASC stands for:
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
2. What accreditation is:
Accreditation is a process of evaluation which checks that schools (1) are worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high quality learning and (2) clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement.
3. Who benefits from accreditation:
Everyone. An accredited school is a statement to the broader community.
4. Why accreditation is important:
It determines an institutions standard of quality and whether graduates are qualified.
5. What you can do during this process:
Throughout the process students will be evaluated so positivity and honesty are important.