What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a process by which individual schools are certified as achieving a certain standard of quality.

Why is accreditation important?

❖  The accreditation process assures a school community that a school’s mission is appropriate and being accomplished through it’s educational program. 

❖  The accreditation process validates the integrity of a school’s program. 

❖  Accreditation is a way to manage change through regular assessment, planning, implementation, and reassessment of the school’s curriculum and programs.

What is the STAR Program?

STAR stands for: Steps Toward Achieving Recognition. The STAR program is offered through ACSI to help schools develop the policies and administrative structure that will allow a school to continue on to formal accreditation.

 

YCS will be pursuing ACSI & WASC accreditation in the near future.