North Mason High School Receives Accreditation

The North Mason High School has received accreditation from the Association of Educational Service Districts. Greg Lynch, Superintendent of the Olympic ESD 114 presented the accreditation plaque to North Mason High School Principal Chad Collins during Thursday’s North Mason School Board meeting.

Washington State school accreditation ensures that the state’s high schools are adequately preparing students for college. Its intent is to document high program quality for colleges and for the patrons of Washington’s educational system. This voluntary, self-study process is a research-based approach to school improvement. It includes active participation and input from staff, students, parents and community representatives.

The accreditation process supports a long-term vision for a performance-based educational system that aligns accreditation requirements to the continuous improvement of student learning, achievement and growth. The process provides for collaboration and deep reflection by the school community, for external review and validation of the school improvement plan, and the process that led to its development. It also provides a statement of accountability to the public. Accreditation status is granted for a period of six years if approved.