WASC Accreditation Update


Davis Adult and Community Education has been awarded "Advancement to Candidacy" by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This is an important first step in receiving full accreditation. Over the course of the last 4 years, we have been refining and implementing our Action Plan, gathering input from stakeholders, and reviewing data to identify areas of strength and areas for growth. We hope that you will join us on this exciting journey!

DACE WASC Report 2021

What is WASC Accreditation?

Accreditation is a voluntary dual-purpose process that schools (1) must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning and (2) clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement.

An accredited school is focused on a mission and goals for students; it is student-oriented and examines its students’ performance continuously; it accepts objective evaluation from a team of outside peer professionals trained by Accrediting Commission for Schools WASC; it maintains a qualified faculty within an effectively organized school; it collaboratively assesses the quality of its educational programs on a regular basis; and it plans for the future.

How can our community participate in our planning and review process?

A key component of the WASC review process is stakeholder input. Stakeholders include school leadership, instructors, students, and community members. Stakeholders can provide input by responding to surveys (i.e. class evaluations), attending community meetings, and by participating directly in planning focus groups. The WASC review process focuses on a continuous cycle of improvement and is therefore ongoing and continuous. If you are interested in participating now or in the future in our school planning process, please contact our office to be added to future communications about ways that you can participate.