Al Hadi School is accredited by WASC, The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Association assists schools located in California, Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Fiji, and East Asia.
Accreditation is a voluntary dual-purpose process that schools:
(1) must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning opportunities
(2) clearly, demonstrate continual self-improvement.
An accredited school is:
focused on a mission and goals for students
it focuses on the schoolwide learning outcomes (SLOs)
it is student-oriented and examines its students' performance continuously
it accepts an objective evaluation from a team of outside peer professionals trained by WASC
it maintains a qualified faculty within an effectively organized school
it collaboratively assesses the quality of its educational programs on a regular basis
it plans for the future.
WASC accreditation is a valuable service to the public, students and educational institutions themselves.
The public is assured that accredited institutions are evaluated extensively and conform to general expectations of performance and quality. Because accreditation requires continual self-evaluation, frequent reports, and periodic external review, the public can be assured that the educational quality of programs and services offered by the institution are current, reflect high standards of quality, and are offered with integrity.
Students can be assured that the institutions in which they seek to enroll have been reviewed and the educational programs that are offered have been evaluated for quality and currentness.
Educational institutions benefit from the stimulus for self-study and self-improvement provided by the accreditation process.
Also helpful is the ongoing counsel provided by the accreditation commissions and the hundreds of peer experts used in the process of external evaluation.
Accreditation status also increases opportunities for public and private funding for both the institution and students and enhances the institution's credibility and reputation.