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Accreditation

Bethany Lutheran School is fully-accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA).

 Why does accreditation matter?

  • Accreditation certifies to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning. 
  • It validates the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts
  • It fosters improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning. 
  • It assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program
  • It is a way to manage change through regular assessment, planning, implementing, monitoring and reassessment.
  • It assists a school/district in establishing its priority areas for improvement as a result of the perpetual accreditation cycle that includes

- School self-assessment of the current educational program for students
 - Insight and perspective from the visiting committee
- Regular school staff assessment of progress through the  intervening years between full self-studies.

Adapted from the WASC site

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