La Vista High School WASC Report

  • What is WASC?

    WASC stands for Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  WASC is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States. 

    The accreditation process is designed to strengthen and improve schools in the delivery of quality educational programs. An important component of WASC is the self-study. The self-study requires key stakeholders and staff members to extensively evaluate the school’s organization, programs, and student learning within five main WASC criteria:

    1. School Organization: Vision and Purpose, Governance, Leadership and Staff, and Resources
    2. Standards-based Student Learning in Instruction
    3. Standards-based Student Learning in Curriculum
    4. Standards-based Student Learning in Assessment and Accountability
    5. Support for Student Personal and Academic Growth

    For more information on WASC and the five WASC criteria, please visit

    During WASC accreditation years, committees are designed to address the five WASC criteria. Committee members include, but are not limited to, LSHS certificated and classified personnel, students, parents and community. The self-study also requires input from community members, students and parents. Please contact the principal for information on how you can provide input and support for La Sierra High School.


    Our 2017 WASC Report is below.  La Vista High School was granted six-year accreditation status with a mid-cycle one-day visit. This is the highest level of accreditation achievable!