WASCAmerican School of Ulaanbaatar is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). WASC is a private, nonprofit, regional accrediting association in the United States. It serves schools in California, Hawaii, Pacific Islands, and worldwide, especially East Asia (Hague, 1961). ASU is accredited by WASC, for the reason:

  • Certification to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning
  • Validates the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts
  • Fosters improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning
  • Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program
  • A way to manage change through regular assessment, planning, implementing, monitoring and reassessment
  • Assists a school/district in establishing its priority areas for improvement as a result of the perpetual accreditation cycle that includes
    • School self-assessment of the current educational program for students
    • Insight and perspective from the visiting committee
    • Regular school staff assessment of progress through the intervening years between full self-studies.

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