WCEA ACCREDITED SCHOOL
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School is fully accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Areas assessed include: the school’s Catholic identity, defining the school’s purpose, organization for student learning to support high achievement of all students, data analysis and action, SLEs and standards-based curriculum, instructional methodology, support for student spiritual, personal, and academic growth, and resource management and development.
At St. Rose of Lima we believe that continuing evaluation and improvement of the curriculum and school programs is essential to the development of an effective educational environment that promotes a lifelong love of learning. The accreditation process is more than a stamp of approval or quality assurance. It is a collaborative results-oriented school improvement process that serves as the underpinning of an effective school.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School is also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
ACS WASC accreditation is a process schools use to monitor student learning and set school improvement goals. ACS WASC accreditation is an ongoing cycle of quality. Schools assess their program and the impact on student learning with respect to the ACS WASC criteria and other accreditation factors. Every six years,* accredited schools conduct a self-study and host a self-study visit. The self-study process culminates in the refinement of a school wide action plan. Throughout the accreditation cycle, schools are expected to address the school wide action plan and demonstrate evidence of acceptable student achievement and school improvement.
Appropriate reports and reviews throughout the six-year cycle of accreditation support this process.