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After 17 years in Ponce, Washburn School has been able to surpass its goals and maintain its philosophy of providing a rigorous, high quality academic program and co-curricular activities through total English immersion.  

The Washburn School is fully accredited by The Department of Education of Puerto Rico (K-12), Consejo General de Puerto Rico since 2003, and registered under Puerto Rico’s state department.

AUGUST 5, 2019 - OFFICIAL NEWS RELEASE 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Washburn School Earns NCA CASI Accreditation, NWAC Accreditation, and SACS CASI Accreditation

 

(Ponce, Puerto Rico – Tuesday, August 6, 2019) – Mr. Ronnie Lopezcepero announced today that 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. 

 

This action was taken at the AdvancED Global Accreditation Commission meeting held in  Ponce, Puerto Rico on August 5th, 2019

 

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,” stated Mr. Ronnie Lopezcepero, Educational and Business Development Director and member of the Board of Directors.

 

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, “TheNCA 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.”

 

Parents and interested community members can learn more about accreditation at www.advanc-ed.org.

 

About AdvancED and NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC

Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research and professional services, AdvancED is the world's largest education community, serving and engaging 30,000 public and private schools and school systems in more than 70 countries and serving over 16 million students.  AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

 

NCA CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary association of nearly 10,000 public and private elementary and secondary schools throughout the world. The Northwest Accreditation Commission has been accrediting schools in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington since 1917. SACS CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary agency that accredits nearly 13,000 public and non-public institutions throughout the world. 

 

For more information, contact: Mr. Ronnie Lopezcepero at 1-787-813-1758. 

 

 

Washburn also holds membership in the following organizations and agencies :
 
  •  Puerto Rico Private Education Association
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • College Board
  • National Honor Society (on all levels)
  • National Association of Student Councils
  • Catholic School Athletic League (LAEC)
  • National Association of Science Teachers
  • National Association of Math Teachers
  • Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESOL)