Faculty prepares for upcoming WASC visit

Administration finishing self-study report for the WASC committee visiting in March

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, (WASC) will be sending representatives to visit Palo Alto High School in March, so the administration is currently preparing for their arrival.

According to Assistant Principal Victoria Kim, the administration is finalizing a self-study report, which will be sent out to all stakeholders and the WASC visiting committee. The report will prepare the WASC committee’s visit, which will validate the report.

After their visit, the committee will make a recommendation to WASC regarding Paly’s accreditation. Paly is coming off of a six year accreditation.

“If all goes well, we’ll get another six year accreditation. We’re used to doing it every six years,” Kim said. “Everyone’s been involved; all staff is involved, we’ve had parent representation, student representation, so everyone should be well informed.”

The WASC official visit will take place March 2, 3 and 4, though the committee will arrive on March 1. The finalized report will be a public document and will likely be posted on the Paly website.