The  western association of schools and colleges

Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School is a Fully WASC accredited TK through High School Charter School

*Next Renewal in 2028*


  • The Wasc ADVANTAGE

    • In December 2002 UC faculty approved a policy that requires all California public and private high schools to be ACS WASC-accredited (or a candidate for accreditation) in order to establish and/or maintain an "a-g" course list.
    • Accreditation is required with respect to the Cal Grants.
    • The ACS WASC/CDE (California Department of Education) process serves as the basis for the Single Plan for Student Achievement.
    • Colleges and universities examine transcripts to determine if the students have attended accredited institutions.
    • Teachers will not receive credit for the years during which they taught at a non-accredited school by many schools/districts nationwide. ACS WASC receive calls from school personnel who are recruiting applicants for teaching positions with respect to their prior schools of employment.
    • The military recruiters expect the applicants to be from accredited schools.
    • Many districts have policies to accept credits only from ACS WASC accredited schools or schools accredited by other regionals with whom ACS WASC has reciprocal agreements.
  • WASC Requirements

  • Why wasc accreditation

    • Certification to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning
    • Validates the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts
    • Fosters improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning
    • Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program
    • A way to manage change through regular assessment, planning, implementing, monitoring and reassessment
    • Assists a school/district in establishing its priority areas for improvement as a result of the perpetual accreditation cycle that includes
    • School self-assessment of the current educational program for students
    • Insight and perspective from the visiting committee
    • Regular school staff assessment of progress through the intervening years between full self-studies.
  • The renewal process (Next Renewal 2028)

    • Statement of school purpose (Note: school
    • purpose is a general term for school vision,mission, or philosophy
    • and objectives).
    • Student/community
    • demographic and performance information and data.
    •  Current schoolwide learner outcomes and the process for development.
    • Admission policies and materials.
    • Master schedule.
    •  Any academic or operational plans the school may have inplace.
    • Process for regular review or revision of school purpose and schoolwide learner outcomes.
    • Processes and publications/media for communication to all stakeholders within the school community.



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UPDATED: June 2024