Western Association of Schools and Colleges - WASC

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

MCHCS was visited by a WASC Visiting Committee in February of 2019. WASC, a 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

We are happy to announce that we were granted a six-year re-accreditation status, through 2025.

Why Accreditation?

  • Certification to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning
  • Validates the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts
  • Fosters improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning
  • Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program
  • A way to manage change through regular assessment, planning, implementing, monitoring and reassessment
  • Assists a school/district in establishing its priority areas for improvement as a result of the perpetual accreditation cycle

MCHCS is currently accredited through WASC, having received six-year accreditations in 2007 2013, and 2019. In addition, MCHCS's charter was extended a 5-year renewal on March 1, 2017.

2015-16 Mid-Cycle Progress Report


Justin McCollum

Phone: 831.755.0331

Cristina Cazares

School Secretary
Phone: 831.755.0331

Mayela Garcia

Student Information Lead
Phone: 831.755.0331

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