Representatives of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) recently concluded a three-day visit to Branham High with a positive assessment of the school.
Members of the WASC visiting committee praised Branham’s staff and teachers for their dedication to students and for their integration of technology into the curriculum.
They also recognized the school’s strong sense of community and lauded the increasing number of academic programs, including advanced placement and honors courses, available to students.
“The visiting committee said they liked what we were doing and gave us good accolades,” said Branham High Principal David Putney, summarizing the committee’s findings to the community at a presentation in the school library.
During their visit, WASC committee members met with students and parents, teachers and school administrators and staff, school board members, and administrators at the district level to assess the quality of student learning along with the school’s academic programs.
The positive assessment appears to clear the way for re-accreditation by WASC when the visiting committee files its final report in May.
“We’re very pleased that Branham High appears set to attain WASC accreditation again,” said Tanya Krause, interim superintendent of Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD). “David Putney and the staff and teachers at Branham have all worked together to ensure that every student has opportunities to succeed.”
CUHSD’s Branham High School has previously been recognized as a California Distinguished School.
WASC is a regional organization responsible for the accreditation of public and private schools in California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Basin region.
Its seal of approval serves as a mark of institutional quality and organizational coherence.