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WASC ACCREDITATION HISTORY

South East opened its doors in the Fall of 2005 with 2,728 students in grades 9-11, with plans of expansion to grade 12 within the following year.  As many envisioned programs were in place during the first school year and SEHS applied for its initial accreditation.  This would ensure that its first class of seniors (spring 2007) would have validated credits to attend their desired universities.  In the spring of 2006, South East High School was granted candidacy until spring 2009.
 
In spring 2009, South East earned a six year WASC accreditation. The Accreditation Team highlighted strengths such as its encouragement of parent participation, professional learning communities, intervention opportunities for students, advanced placement courses offered, interdisciplinary ESLR projects, and its clean campus. Areas of growth included outreach for tardies and truancies, continuity issues with the 4x4 schedule, achievement gap for EL students, and a continuous effort to “raise the bar.”
 
Our WASC action plan is designed using a highly collaborative and transparent model, alternating meetings between home (homogeneous) and focus (heterogeneous) groups. The Leadership Team guides the process throughout. The Leadership Team reviews the plan and WASC recommendations annually and the findings are communicated to all stakeholders. As the team reviews the benchmarks that have been reached and those that remain ahead, the plan guides our work for each school year as action plan items are implemented.
 
The Critical Areas of Need (CANs) have been and continued to be points of reference for the Professional Development Team as they plan PD for each year. South East recognizes that the Focus on Learning process is not a stand-alone obligation completed every few years, but rather an integral part of the continuous development of our school. The timeline for developing and writing the actual plan begins more than a year out, allowing sufficient time for reflection, accountability, and problem-solving.
 
In the spring of 2015, South East High School went through it's second full self-study. SEHS was accredited with a six-year accreditation, with a Mid-Cycle Review/Report/2 day visit in March of 2018.
 
Since the visit, the Leadership Team has continued to review and guide  WASC recommendations,  Critical Areas of Need and Action Plan by meeting with all stakeholders. 
 
In the spring of 2018, South East was visited by the WASC Visiting Committee for our WASC Mid-Cycle Report/Review. The Visiting Committee concluded that we had worked on the 5 Areas for Follow-Up and had no other recommendations , therefore they condensed our previous 5 Areas for Follow-Up into 3 main areas: 

 

1.  The staff needs to continue the integration of SWD, who have been identified as having either a severe cognitive or physical disability, by using instructional strategies that engage these students in their daily lessons.

 

2.  The Administration, staff, and SLC Lead Teachers need to work together to develop a plan for strategically integrating internships, community partnerships, guest speakers, and career focused learning experiences throughout the educational community to support the pathways.

 

3.  The staff needs to use the PLC process to analyze formative and summative data and identify instructional strategies and techniques that engage students and increase instructional rigor to continually improve student achievement.
We continue to reflect and meet with all shareholders  yearly.  At SEHS we ensure that we are providing all of our students with the best education possible, so that they may have success in their college, careers and life. 

 

In the Fall of 2019, SEHS will begin to meet more frequently and  with all stakeholders in order to meet  the timeline for developing and writing the actual plan. Our yearly meetings, especially the year and a-half previous to the visit, allows all stakeholders sufficient time for reflection and accountability of school-wide programs and student achievement. 

 
 
 
Contact Silvia TINAJERO  Silvia TINAJERO (323) 568-3400 ex: 3405 Instructional Coach/Intervention/WASC Coordinator