WASC Accreditation

Western Association of Schools and Colleges(ASC-WASC) Accreditation

Kannada Academy is accredited through the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges(ACS-WASC).

At the Summer 2021 Commission Meeting, Kannada Academy received the accreditation status, granted through June 30, 2024.

Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. WASC provides assistance to schools worldwide, especially in California, Hawaii, Guam, Asia, the Pacific Region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Why Accreditation?

  • Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable education program  — a trustworthy institution for student learning

  • Validates the integrity of the school’s program and transcripts

  • Facilitates transfer of credits to other English-speaking schools — critical for college/university acceptance worldwide

  • Provides a process for regularly examining programs, processes, and data around school goals and student learning through data analysis, reflection, inquiry, and dialogue

  • Builds a professional culture to support the schoolwide action plan

  • Fosters the continuous improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning

  • Provides valuable insight from fellow educators visiting the school

  • Benefits schools that choose joint accreditation or other collaborative processes, e.g., ACS WASC/HIDOE and ACS WASC and IBO.

To read more about WASC and accreditation process visit the WASC website.