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What is WASC?

What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a process that occurs every three to six years where schools are evaluated as providing high-quality learning opportunities to students and demonstrating continual reflection and self-improvement.
An accredited school is focused on a mission and goals for students.  It's primary focus is students and their on-going achievement.  
A team of outside peers including principals, teachers, counselors, and educators trained by WASC will visit Lincoln and determine:
  • it's primary focus is the students and their on-going academic achievement. 
  • it maintains a qualified faculty.
  • it is an effectively organized school,
  • it collaboratively assesses the quality of its educational programs on a regular basis
  • it plans for the future.
Who benefits from accreditation?
Everyone. WASC accreditation is a valuable service to the public, students and educational institutions themselves.
For example:
*  The public wants to know if Lincoln is holding up a high standard of quality.
*  The public wants to have assurance that the educational quality of programs and services offered by the institution are current, reflect high standards of quality, and are offered with integrity.
* Students can be assured that the institutions in which they seek to enroll have been reviewed and the educational programs that are offered have been evaluated for quality and currentness.
* Educational institutions benefit from the stimulus for self-study and self-improvement provided by the accreditation process.
Accreditation status also increases opportunities for public and private funding for both the institution and students and enhances the institution’s credibility and reputation.