MIHS gets WASC approval

Marshall Islands High School student Silass Andrike leads her team in a presentation on campus during Education Week in mid-February. Photo: Wilmer Joel.

Following on the heels of US Western Association of Schools and Colleges first award of accreditation to Northern Islands High School on Wotje, WASC has given its stamp of approval to Marshall Islands, extending its accreditation for a new six-year term.
Six years is the longest period of accreditation possible to achieve.

“It is the decision of the Commission to grant six-year accreditation status through June 30, 2028 with a mid-cycle visit during the 2024-2025 school year,” said Dr. David Gaudi, Jr., chairman off WASC’s accrediting Commission for Schools, in a letter to MIHS Principal Barbara Ned late last month.

Gaudi added that MIHS is required to prepare an in-depth progress report for the mid-cycle visit in SY2024-2025.

“The report and visit should demonstrate that the school has: 1) addressed the critical areas for follow-up through the schoolwide action plan; 2) made appropriate progress on the implementation of the schoolwide action plan; and 3) improved student achievement relative to the schoolwide learner outcomes and the academic standards,” Gaudi said.

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