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Parents invited to town hall meeting tonight to discuss Rancho Cotate High School’s upcoming accreditation process

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 | Posted by

Rancho Cotate High School is currently involved in a self study in preparation for a site visit by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and asking for public input at a meeting tonight at the school.

This WASC visit is necessary for the school to be certified so the high school’s graduates qualify to enter colleges and universities, thereby impacting students’ career opportunities, according to WASC.

The school is asking for parent and student input about the school in order to prepare a report. Parents are invited to participate in a “town hall” meeting to review the self-study process, the school profile and the goals the school’s staff have developed, in addition to gathering public input. This meeting will take the place of the regularly scheduled PTSA meeting tonight, Wednesday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school’s library. The school is located at 5450 Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park.

“An effective WASC self-study review is a powerful tool for schools to improve the quality of education and more effectively serve staff and students,” according to the WASC website.

The actual visiting committee will be at Rancho beginning Sunday, February 27, 2011, followed by three days of visiting on February 28, March 1 and March 2. The school was last visited in March, 2005, when it was awarded the maximum accreditation of six years. For more information about WASC, visit the website by clicking here. For more accrediting commission information, click here.

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