Saint Anne Catholic School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and co-accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The review of the school by these organizations assures that our education program maintains high standards and are continuously improving. We must apply for reaffirmation of our accreditations every few years, depending upon our most recent evaluation.
Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA)
Saint Anne Catholic School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA CASI) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS). WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.
The Western region covers institutions in the Pacific West and Hawaii, the territories of Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, the Pacific Basin, and East Asia, and areas of the Pacific and East Asia where American/International schools or colleges may apply to it for service.
St. Anne Catholic School is fully accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). Having completed our most recent WCEA school visit on February 24, 2023, we wish to share our "Report of Findings" with the entire school community.
Areas assessed include: involvement of shareholders, use of prior accreditation findings, assessment of the school’s Catholic identity, defining the school’s purpose, data analysis and use, acceptable progress by all students, curriculum and instruction, support for student spiritual and academic growth, resource management and development, and the capacity to implement and monitor an action plan.
At St. Anne, we believe that continuing evaluation and improvement of the curriculum is essential to the development of an effective educational program that promotes a lifelong love of learning. The accreditation process is more than a stamp of approval or quality assurance. It is a collaborative results-oriented school improvement process that serves as the underpinning of an effective school.
- Ensuring and supporting all teachers in becoming certified in the new Foundational Faith Formation process.
- Establishing a formal Professional Learning Community.
- Incorporating STREAM initiatives and the use of Next Generation Science Standards.
- Develop specific criteria relating to the achievement of SLEs based upon grade level, age-appropriate expectations.
- Implementing Foreign Language instruction, building a school-wide Fine Arts Program, and providing accelerated classes.
- Achieve student growth in the writing process (In-depth Study Goal)