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West Valley is currently in the self-study process.  The visiting committee will be coming to campus Sunday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 18.  Please feel free to read the 2019 Self-Study.
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.  At the end of their visit, the committee acknowledges the strengths of the school and makes recommendations for school improvement.  The school is expected to work on the recommendations over the course of the next six-year cycle.  The next visiting committee reviews the school's progress on these recommendations and then starts the process all over again.
Below are the surveys used to gather parent input at the beginning of the school year.