WASC'ATEER UPDATE # 1
Preparing for Olympian High's 2015 WASC visit
Who are the WASC'ATEERS?
WASC'ATEERS will be responsible for attending monthly meetings hosted by Mr Rodriguez, Olympian High's WASC coordinator. These meeting will disseminate and discuss information about Olympian High School and this school year's WASC visit (this visit will be held during the first week of March 2015).
Some WASC'ATEERS will also serve as members of the WASC Focus Groups. These Focus groups (see below) include teachers, administrators and parents. Selected students will join the groups and provide their perspectives. Focus groups meet once a month after school and carefully research/study data required from the WASC visiting committee.
What does the acronym WASC stand for?
Accreditation means...in the original sense of the word..."trustworthiness."
Accreditation is a process in which an organization or individual is certified to be competent.
It recognizes a certain level of quality.
It ensures each school aims for constant self-improvement.
Schools undergo the accreditation process every six years.
What does it mean to be an Olympian student?
Would there be evidence around campus to back up your answer? If so, what would you point to?
Interesting Info: The RoadMap to the Common Senior Experience
What do these four milestones have in common? They all involve students showing evidence of their use of the College Readiness Skills to parents and/or members of the community.
Three Critical Learner Needs
1. Critical Thinking
2. Writing/Context-based Communication
3. Numeracy (i.e. basic math skills)
Olympian's WASC Focus Groups
Each Focus Group spends time discussing and answering prompts required by the WASC.
SPECIAL WASC'ATEER meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 13th, 3pm
Room 709 (Mr. Rodriguez' room)
I am looking for 3-5 students for each Focus Group. I will briefly interview prospective students at this meeting. As a Focus Group member you will interact with teachers and administrators during the monthly meetings. Remember, as a Focus Group member you must be willing to attend meetings after school (once a month) from August till February 2015.
Olympian's Focus Group meetings will be held once a month immediately after school in the MPR. The next WASC Focus Group meeting will be held August 27, 2014.