Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Elementary School Accreditation: In 2012, the Hawaii State Board of Education approved the Hawaii Department of Education’s five-year plan to accredit all public elementary schools that have not previously been accredited.
Keaukaha Elementary has started its journey to WASC accreditation. To begin this process, a visiting team will come for an initial visit to begin our WASC Focus on Learning (FOL) process. Over the next 2 years, we will be conducting a self-study for school improvement with a primary focus on student achievement. We will be taking an in-depth look at what currently exists and what needs to be improved in relation to student learning and the school’s program.
Through this process we will also be evaluating the progress made in addressing the six priority strategies of the Hawaii State Strategic Plan. These are: the Academic Review Team, Common Core State Standards, Educator Effectiveness Systems; Formative Instruction/Data Teams; Induction and Mentoring; and the Comprehensive Student Support System.
The basic concepts of FOL are simple and designed to provide a flexible process for all users.
For more information on the WASC accreditation process go to: http://www.acswasc.org/