Loyalton High School is proud to announce that it has been granted a six-year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This six-year accreditation, with a report during year 3, was awarded after a rigorous evaluation process and is the highest accreditation status granted by WASC.

WASC is the agency responsible for accrediting public and private schools, colleges and universities in our western region. WASC accreditation is a voluntary process that institutions undergo to demonstrate they meet certain standards of quality and integrity in education. This accreditation is highly respected and can affect things like the transferability of credits, eligibility for federal financial aid and more.

The WASC accreditation process involves a comprehensive self-study, peer review and evaluation by a team of experienced educators. It assesses various aspects of the school, including curriculum, instruction, student support services, leadership and school culture. WASC committee members visited the site in March to meet with students, staff members and families. During the visit they highlighted some strength of the site including its College & Career Readiness support for all students no matter their pathway towards graduation and the strong relationships between students, staff, parents, and community. "Loyalton High School provides a big school experience for a small town and the staff work tirelessly to ensure students have big school opportunities,” said the visiting committee members in their report.

We are very proud of LHS and its educational community. For the full Self-Study Report, click on the link below: