Letter: Great News for Laguna Beach Schools

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It is no small task to receive six-year accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Schools (ACS) Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC)/California Department of Education (CDE). Laguna Beach High School achieved this important and valuable milestone. The final report from the WASC visiting team, available on the LBUSD and LBHS websites, shows the enormous and rigorous process undertaken by our community’s team of students, parents, teachers, staff and administrators.

WASC is the same assessment body that evaluates and guides the fine private (USC, Chapman, Stanford etc.) and public universities (UC and CSU) throughout California. Notably, the self-study and visiting team reports, and the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), provide a systematic way for everyone to look closely at what works, what needs improvement, and what steps will help build a stronger educational environment.

This excellent result is due to the leadership of involved parents, the local WASC Leadership team and Self-Study coordinators, the school site council, students, our superintendent, educators, staff at all levels, and our school board in place through 2018.


James Kelly, LBUSD Board Member


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