Washburn School earned accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), accreditation divisions of AdvancED (Cognia as of 2020).
NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC provide nationally and internationally recognized accreditations, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet NCA CASI’s , SACS CASI’s , and NWAC’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.
Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators.
NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC accreditations are recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC, stated, “The NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Washburn School is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement