State approves Walla Walla High School accreditation application
The Association of Educational Service Districts of the State of Washington recently informed Walla Walla High School Principal John Schumacher his school has been officially approved for accreditation for a six-year period. Washington State school accreditation was developed to ensure the state’s high schools were adequately preparing students for college. The accreditation process supports a long-term vision for a performance-based educational system that aligns accreditation requirements to the continuous improvement of student learning, achievement and growth.
The accreditation confirmation notes Walla Walla High School’s application has met the state’s requirements and procedures for accreditation. Walla Walla High School was commended by the Association of Educational Service Districts of the State of Washington for the inclusion of all stakeholders, including the voices of traditionally underserved students, into the creation of the school improvement plan. The state agency noted Walla Walla High School has a collaborative culture where all voices are heard.
The accreditation process provides for collaboration and deep reflection by the school community for external review and validation of the school improvement plan and the process that led to its development. It also provides a statement of accountability to the public.
“Your students, staff, community members and school team are to be commended for earning this accreditation status,” said Carolyn O’Keeffe, Accreditation State Coordinator, Association of Educational Service Districts of the State of Washington in her letter to Principal Schumacher. “We look forward to hearing of your continued successes.”