WASC/Focus on Learning/Accreditation

Maui High was last accredited in 2011. We are writing our Self-Study and will have a 4 day visit from WASC in March 2017. Please see the attachments below for our 2011 Self-Study Report and Visiting Committee (VC) Reports. We had a mid-mid term visit in 2015. The Visiting Committee had very positive things to say about MHS. Take a look at the last attachment. 

The Purpose of Accreditation
Excerpts from Focus on Learning (2006)

Why is accreditation important?

  • The accreditation process validates and certifies the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts.
  • The accreditation process assures a community that:
  • The school is a trustworthy institution of learning; and
  • The school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program.
  • Accreditation fosters improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning.
  • Accreditation is a way to manage change through regular assessment planning, implementation, and reassessment.
  • Assessment helps a school establish its priority areas for improvement.
  • Through self-study, the school site visit, and the ongoing follow-up, the school staff determines areas of strength and areas for improvement based upon its vision of expected learning results.
  • Accreditation enables a school to establish and implement an ongoing, three-year improvement plan 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; and
  • Annual assessment of progress by the school community as it refines its annual Academic Plan with appropriate adjustments to better meet our goals annually.