New York Academy and WASC Accreditation

NYA is pleased to announce that the ACS WASC Accreditation Commissioners have determined New York Academy (PK – 4) meets the ACS WASC Accreditation criteria for Candidacy!

This accreditation status is based on all the information provided by the School, including the WASC Initial Visit Report, and the satisfactory completion of the on-site WASC Initial Accreditation Visit,
April 2018.

It is the decision of the Commission to grant New York Academy (grades Pre-Kindergarten through 4th) Candidacy Status through June 30, 2021.

This 2018-19 school year, NYA will address the WASC Visiting Committee’s Initial Report and report out in the Spring of 2019 on our progress with initial improvements based upon their findings and preparing for the three-year Self-Study School Improvement Process.

Prior to the end of this three-year Candidacy period (July 2018 to June 2021), NYA will complete the Self-Study School Improvement Process and submit a written Self-Study Report and School Improvement Action Plan, including progress made and plans for school improvement per the initial findings of the WASC Visiting Committee recommendations. All of this will be supported soon by Self-Study School Improvement Process training provided by WASC to key NYA Faculty and Administration.

Across the next three years, a WASC Visiting Committee will conduct site visits to review the school’s self-study progress and findings with supporting evidence, to conduct classroom observations, and engage in dialogue with all NYA stakeholders. The WASC Visiting Committee will evaluate the school’s programs and operations and the impact on student learning.

Successfully completed, NYA will be awarded full WASC Accreditation in 2021.

The approval of Candidacy Status entitles New York Academy to:

Candidate for Accreditation. Approved by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, until the school has been granted full accreditation.

As Principal, I am pleased to share this significant accomplishment and look forward to leading New York Academy forward with the WASC Accreditation from the start of the 2018-19 school year.

Umme Salma
New York Academy