Hsinchu County American School (HCAS) will be pursuing the WASC accreditation.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) covers accreditation in universities, colleges, and American schools throughout California, Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia. Schools strive to achieve the expectations of the accreditation body such as WASC to ensure that good practices, international standards, and student-centered learning takes place.
HCAS teachers and staff hosted two professional development sessions with Ms. Barbara Parker from WASC. Parents were also invited to attend information session to help them better understand what WASC is and how schools can receive the accreditation.
During the meeting in October of 2017, Ms. Parker emphasized establishing global competencies in students such as researching current global issues, understanding interdependence and multiple perspectives, an valuing diversity. For the meeting in 2018, she emphasized the importance of evaluating student progress toward HCAS learners' goals.