Barbara Parker, an educator familiar with the WASC accreditation process, conducted workshops with our entire faculty and staff, focusing on steps toward achieving WASC accreditation. She also met with our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) representatives from each grade.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), is a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States that works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. ACS WASC provides assistance to schools worldwide, primarily in California, Hawaii, Guam, Asia, the Pacific Region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
WASC can also be an acronym for We Are Student-Centered. HCAS continuously strives to meet this ideal.
We are honored to have Ms. Christine Huang (黃芳芷), Principal Emeritus of International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park (IBSH), and Mr. Min Yeh (葉閔傑), former Dean of IBSH, join our Strategic Committee at Hsinchu County American School working with us on WASC accreditation.
For more information on WASC please view the following PDF: WASC Affiliation Steps for International Schools