The ACS WASC/California Department of Education (CDE) is a joint accreditation process. ACS WASC accreditation is an ongoing six-year cycle of quality whereby schools demonstrate the capacity, commitment, and competence to support high-quality student learning and ongoing school improvement.
The ACS WASC/CDE "Focus on Learning" protocol guides schools into an ongoing improvement process that includes implementation, assessment, and refinement of the school-wide action plan on an annual basis. Appropriate reports and reviews throughout the six-year cycle of accreditation support this process.
Public comprehensive, charter, and alternative schools will find that the ACS WASC/CDE "Focus on Learning" process can serve as the basis for the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).