Inglewood Continuation High School Reaches Milestone in WASC Accreditation Process
Opened at the start of the academic year on the southwest corner of the Morningside High School campus, Inglewood Continuation High School (ICHS) has reached an important milestone in its effort to earn an accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, also known as WASC.
Principal Debra Tate, staff members, students and district administrators were on hand on March 26 to answer questions and discuss programs with a member of the WASC accreditation team, who visited the school serving 95 seniors. He will ultimately prepare a report and make a recommendation to the 32-member commission by late April.
Earning a WASC accreditation is significant, as it certifies that a school is a learning institution with objectively validated programs and facilities. It would also validate the hard work of Tate, who in four weeks relocated the school last September from its former location near the district office.
“I would like to commend the Continuation High School staff and district office support for their commitment and hard work in making the initial WASC process a success,” Principal Tate said. “The Continuation High School is moving forward with providing all students with a positive and productive place to learn with validation.”
At ICHS, students take advantage of smaller class sizes and more individualized instruction as they seek to recover credits. IUSD hopes to eventually expand its continuation school so that it can also serve juniors.