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Wasc Accreditation


In June 2014, Grace Lutheran School was awarded a 6 year accreditation. The highest accreditation awarded by the WASC committee.


WASC Philosophy

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) believes that the goal of any school should be to provide for successful student learning. Programs encompassing both the cognitive and affective components of learning should foster human growth and development and enable students to become responsible, productive members of the school community and of society. Each school should develop a school purpose to reflect its beliefs. For ongoing program improvement, each school should engage in objective and subjective internal and external evaluations to assess progress in achieving its purpose.

The Commission grants accreditation to a school based upon the following:

The presumption that the primary goals of accreditation are

certification to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning
the improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning
The school’s self-study and the visiting committee’s report provides compelling evidence that

the school is substantially accomplishing its stated purposes and functions identified as appropriate for an institution of its type
the school is meeting an acceptable level of quality in accordance with the WASC criteria adopted by the Accrediting Commission

WASC Mission

The mission of the Commission is to foster excellence in elementary, secondary, adult, and postsecondary education by encouraging school improvement through a process of continuing evaluation and to recognize, by accreditation, schools that meet an acceptable level of quality, in accordance with established criteria.