City College is accredited through the Western Association of Schools and
criteria are research-based guidelines of systemic school improvement that
address accreditation’s central tenet: a school operates with a clear
understanding of its purpose.
criteria were developed with the assistance of numerous practicing educational
leaders and theorists. The objective was to develop criteria that brought
attention to concepts and factors that differentiate between effective and
most formal education occurs in an institutional setting, factors that impact
institutional effectiveness were considered along with curriculum,
instructional strategies and assessment. The criteria have been adapted for
various joint accreditation processes.