What is the WASC Accreditation about?

Russian School “CKYKU NET” is fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the premier accreditation organization in the western United States.

"CKYKU NET" is the only WASC accredited Russian language supplementary education program K-12 in the entire Santa Clara County.

What does WASC accreditation mean?

  • Accreditation is a certification to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning

  • Accreditation process validates the integrity of the school’s program and student transcript

  • Accreditation fosters improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning

  • Accreditation assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program

  • Accreditation is a way to manage change through regular assessment, planning, implementing, monitoring and reassessment

Who benefits from accreditation?

Everyone. 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.
    Many school districts have policies to accept credits only from WASC accredited schools or schools accredited by other regionals with whom WASC has reciprocal agreements.

  • Educational institutions benefit from the stimulus for self-study and self-improvement provided by the accreditation process.