Palisades Charter High School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC).
PCHS is currently in a WASC accreditation year. Paul Mittelbach is serving as our WASC Coordinator, he has been diligently
working with the PCHS WASC team, staff, and community to gather data and information for this year's report. The PCHS WASC visit will be held on March 12 - March 14, 2018. We welcome the WASC visiting team to PCHS!
Palisades Charter High School’s progress on its 2012 school-wide action plan and 2015 mid-term revision has been characterized by:
Common Core standards
A new, up-to-date evaluation tool for teachers
New technological systems and applications for students, parents, and staff
Deeper and more frequent collaboration and common assessment in Professional
PCHS is fortunate in recognizing that its stubborn areas for growth, such as bridging the educational opportunity
gap and building a network of systemic academic and personal support for students, are both within reach of being addressed due to promising new technological and pedagogical developments and traceable to two flaws in the 2012 Action Plan that can be corrected through the collaborative WASC accreditation process.
The Long-Term Strategic Planning Committee (LTSPC) was established in 2012 as an administrative advisory body that is open to all stakeholders. It has enabled PCHS to continuously refine and reshape its mission, vision, values, and goals to meet student needs by embedding the 2012 WASC Action Plan goals and Visiting Committee recommendations into the school’s Long-Term Strategic Plan (LTSP, Appendix A) and Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP, Appendix B), annually measuring and evaluating the school’s progress toward meeting these goals, and revising and updating accordingly. The LTSPC meets monthly and is composed of five standing committees (Academic Achievement and Innovation, Facilities, Family and Community, Fundraising and Development, and Technology). It has added and decision-making and continuous collaboration and improvement to PCHS’s already existing Professional Learning Community (PLC).
The files below comprise the document prepared for the WASC Accreditation Team: