Every six years, the Grove School, like all accredited K-12 schools, is reviewed for progress by representatives of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC is an independent review board that employs outside teams of educators to oversee continued school achievement through a data collection, reflection, and goal-setting process. First, the school organizes the completion of a self-study document that gathers and analyzes data from test scores, surveys, and feedback from stakeholders, and identifies “Critical Learner Needs”, goals to improve student achievement. This is followed by a review of the school program and the self-study during a visit from the WASC team. This review includes observation and stakeholder interviews and forums. These representatives then help to guide the school’s self-study into actionable goals that the school will be held accountable for during a WASC mid-term visit and the next round of accreditation.
The Grove School completed its last WASC accreditation in the 2014-2015 school year, and a mid-term visit in 2017. A progress report was submitted in June 2019.
A WASC Committee visited the Grove School virtually on September 19-22. Below is the Self Study submitted to WASC for that visit, as approved by its governing board on August 9, 2021.