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Arcata High School WASC Self-Study Report

Arcata High School is a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited school. According to the WASC website, "Accreditation is a voluntary dual-purpose process that schools (1) must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning and (2) clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement.

An accredited school is focused on a mission and goals for students; it is student-oriented and examines its students’ performance continuously; it accepts objective evaluation from a team of outside peer professionals trained by ACS WASC; it maintains a qualified faculty within an effectively organized school; it collaboratively assesses the quality of its educational programs on a regular basis; and it plans for the future."

The Single Plan for Student Achievement
According to the California Department of Education, the school's Single School Plan is "a plan of action to improve student academic performance by coordinating all educational services and resources. California Education Code (EC) Section 64001 requires that a School Site Council develop the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). The school site council must approve the plan, recommend it to the local governing board for approval, monitor its implementation, and evaluate the effectiveness of the planned activities at least annually."
Arcata High's School Accountability Report Card
The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators. Although there is great variation in the design of school report cards, they generally begin with a profile that provides background information about the school and its students. The profile usually summarizes the school's mission, goals, and accomplishments. State law requires that the SARC contain all of the following: