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Our Next Full Visit will be during the 23-24 school year
In 2018 GGHS was granted a 6 year accreditation term!
In 2021 WASC confirmed our ongoing progress and continued our accreditation through the end of our 6 year term!
What is WASC
WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) is the accrediting body that confirms that our program here at GGHS meets the requirements for Colleges and Universities in the US. Without accreditation, colleges and universities will not accept our transcripts and our students will not be eligible for post-secondary scholarships or acceptance to colleges or universities.
The WASC process is a 6 year cycle, and includes a Self-Study Report, a four-day visit by an team from WASC, and usually some kind of a progress report during the 6 years. But the length of time until our next major visit depends on the term recommended by the visiting committee. Our next major visit will be in the Spring of 2023-24. This is a campus wide, year-and-a-half long project and the more school-wide our process is, the greater our chances of a long term recommendation.
The self study is not to be a top down process, and most of the leadership team and all the focus group leaders are teachers not administrators. All members of the staff must participate in the WASC process, but you can also volunteer and provide more help, and the more help we have the easier and better the process will be. If you have questions contact Kevin Voeller at [email protected]


Self Study Outcomes:

Involvement and collaboration

Clarification and measurement of Student Learning Outcomes (Schoolwide Learner Outcomes) and academic standards

Data analysis Program assessment and its impact on student learning

Long-range action plan aligned to school’s areas of need


What the Visiting Committee will look at:

Involvement and collaboration

School’s purpose

Assessment and data analysis

Progress of students in standards and SLO's (ESLR’s)

Action Plan alignment to school needs

Capacity to carry out Action Plan

Use of prior accreditation findings



*Spring  2018 - Receive VC Report and recommendations of areas of follow-up

*Spring 2018 - Revise SPSA to address areas of follow-up left by VC

*Fall 2018-Fall 2020 - Implement, Evaluate, Revise SPSA through an ongoing process ensuring areas of follow-up are addressed

*Fall 2020 - Write Mid-Cycle Report

*Feb 22nd, 2021 - Mid Cycle 1 day visit

*Fall 2021-Fall 2022 - Implement, Evaluate, Revise SPSA through an ongoing process ensuring areas of follow-up are addressed

*2022-2023 - Begin Self Study

Fall 2023 - Complete Self Study

2023-24 - Full WASC Visit