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WASC Accreditation

Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation process is called Focus on Learning. The goal of this process is to evaluate a school’s impact on student learning, as well as the effectiveness of the school’s programs and its operation. 
Prior to the WASC visitation, La Quinta staff, students, and parents continually met to discuss and evaluate the effectiveness of our programs in the areas of vision, culture, curriculum, instruction, and assessment to determine our strengths and our areas that need growth. The staff selected three critical academic needs:
  • Provide interventions and support for underperforming students.
  • Improve reading fluency and comprehension across the curriculum.
  • Improve students’ ability to write effectively across the curriculum.
La Quinta High School is proud to announce that at the end of the visitation in 2012, the WASC team awarded La Quinta High School a six-year accreditation, the maximum term a school can receive.  In February, 2018 we will have a new WASC team visit us.  We look forward to showcasing all that La Quinta High School has to offer to students, parents and community in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics!