The Western Association of Schools and Colleges is pleased to announce the action taken by the Accrediting Commission of Schools granting Eagle Rock Junior-Senior High School a six-year term of accreditation with a midterm review.
WASC is an accreditation process, which is an ongoing, perpetual cycle of assessment, planning, implementing, monitoring and reassessment: The process is guided and assisted by self-study, visit and follow-up. Basic concepts addressed in this process focus on student success and the school’s performance. The self-study process assists schools with an in-depth look at what currently exits and what needs to improve in relation to student needs.
Every six years, a school conducts an in-depth self-study to examine the overall progress accomplished since the last self-study and the effectiveness of its current program, which is written in a summary of findings, along with the updated school-wide action plan. After the WASC visitation, the school can receive a six-year, a six-year with a visit in one-year, or a six-year with a visit in three-years, depending on how well they have met the requirements of the WASC criteria in relation to student achievement.
Parent involvement is crucial to our self-study and in the development and refinement of our action plan, vision and expected school-wide learning results. Therefore, we encourage you to join the parent focus group.
Contact: Beth Clark, WASC Coordinator
What are the Parent Focus Groups?
There are five criteria areas evaluated in the WASC process: Organization, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and School Culture. All staff, parents and students involved are divided into each group.
Where and when are the Parent Focus Group Meetings?
The first Focus Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at 2 p.m. Initial meeting area will be in the library to receive your assigned focus group and location. The other two focus group meetings also meet on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. on the following dates: 11/15, 1/17.
What is the commitment level?
If you decide to join a focus group, we would ask that you attend at least one of the Tuesday meetings at 2 p.m. and return to speak with the WASC visiting committee on 2/26 – 2/29, exact times and locations TBA.
Who do I speak to about joining the Parent Focus Group?
Ms. Clark is the WASC Coordinator this year. You may reach her through the school phone or her email.