Challenge School's Chinese curriculum is accredited from TK to 9th Grade
As of July 2022, Challenge School is officially WASC accredited for our Chinese curriculum from TK to 9th grade.
Accreditation makes a difference. Accreditation is a mark of excellence that is awarded by an independent professional organization. When a school achieves accreditation, it has to demonstrate that it continuously maintains high standards of quality.
Challenge School started our Chinese teaching in 2003 and has accumulated more than 15 years of Chinese teaching experience. At Challenge School, we focus on lifetime learning. Our 10 year Chinese journey starts from toddler to AP Chinese in high school. We make learning Chinese fun and want our students to learn and love the language and culture. Getting WASC accreditation is a recognition of our teaching philosophy.
How does WASC accreditation benefit my child?
WASC accreditation may also allow Challenge School to seek high school foreign language requirement waivers for our local school districts. Accredited Chinese schools like 斯坦福中文学校 and CACC Chinese School got high school foreign language waivers for the Palo Alto and Pleasanton school districts. With our accreditation, we are hoping Challenge School will get the foreign language waiver for the SMFC and BRSSD school districts.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS/WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. WASC extends its services to over 4,500 public, independent, church-related, and proprietary PreK-12 and adult schools; works with 16 associations in joint accreditation processes; and collaborates with other educational organizations. Every public high school must conduct a self-study in order to be an accredited educational institution. The organization that determines the accreditation term is called the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).