Accrediting Commission for Schools – Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
All Southland SCS Private School campuses in California are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC accredits over 4,500 public, independent, church-related, and private schools from preschools to universities. The WASC accreditation process fosters excellence in elementary, secondary, and higher education by encouraging school improvement. WASC accreditation recognizes schools that meet an acceptable level of quality, in accordance with established, research-based WASC criteria.
Accreditation by AdvancED reaffirms Southland’s commitment to excellence and the consistent growth and improvement of its students, faculty, and staff. Whether the classroom is in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Tustin, or as far away as Hangzhou, China or Seoul, South Korea, every aspect of the educational experience provided by Southland received a comprehensive evaluation by AdvancED, the largest community of education professionals in the world. The AdvancEd accreditation process is unique in that it covered both Southland’s domestic program and international program as a whole.
The College Board
Southland and Southland faculty and staff have received recognition by The College Board. The College Board is a non-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education with a mission to connect students to college success and opportunity.
The College Board – Advanced Placement (AP)
Southland offers a wide array of Advanced Placement (AP) courses which are created, overseen, and audited by The College Board. Each AP course is developed by a committee composed of college faculty and AP teachers, and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course.
American Camp Association (ACA)
Southland Summer Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), the leading authority in youth development working to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience. ACA accreditation guarantees that Southland Summer Camp meets or exceeds over 200 standards for student health, safety, and program quality.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.