Every school in California must conduct a self-study through WASC (the Western Association of Schools and Colleges). The self-study is a six-year cycle in which the school gathers all stakeholders (parents, students, administration, site staff, district personnel, and the community) to examine the areas of strength and growth for the school.
During the self-study cycle, the school writes a self-study report which is followed by a three-day visitation. A visiting committee comprised of volunteer educators from other school districts comes to the school to compare what the self-study report states and what evidence they observe during their visit.
West Valley's most recent self-study visit came in the spring of 2013. The school received high commendation from the visiting committee.
Feel free to read the self-study report that our school produced.