Four Orange Unified School District campuses recently achieved Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation. The accreditation will last through June 20, 2022 for the four schools: McPherson Magnet School, Portola Middle School, Santiago Charter Middle School and Yorba Middle School.

WASC gives accreditation to K-12 schools and not-for-profit colleges that meet certain criteria and prove to the association that their practices are successful. Accreditation through WASC is a huge achievement for these schools and validates the integrity of the school’s programs, recognizes progress fulfilling their site’s mission and vision, and proves successful student learning.

Accreditation by WASC helps ensure that schools accredited continue to bring excellence in education on their campus. WASC encourages schools to improve through a process of continued assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reassessment based upon academic performance.

“I am very proud of the accomplishments of our school site leaders and staff,” said Superintendent Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D. “This recognition by WASC reaffirms their support of student achievement through 21st century learning and innovation.”

The four middle school campuses recently accredited by WASC join Orange Unified’s other schools that are also WASC- accredited: Canyon High School, Cerro Villa Middle School, El Modena High School, Orange High School, Parkside Education Center’s Community Day School and Home School programs, Richland Continuation High School, and Villa Park High School. Learn more about WASC accreditation here.

About Orange Unified School District

Serving the cities of Orange, Villa Park, and other surrounding cities in California, Orange Unified School District is committed to planning for continual improvement in its schools. Orange Unified’s mission it to offer a learning environment of excellence and high expectations, where every student is provided with the opportunity to be able to compete in the global economy. 

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