Lassen High School was awarded full accreditation lasting to June of 2024, following the recent WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) visit.
The school-wide “dedication to improve” culture and unity and caring relationships on campus was at the forefront of the committee’s report. These observations were reinforced by students mentioning their greater sense of “connectedness” to the school during interviews. The Administrative restructuring was credited with improving communications on campus and between the high school and District Office. Other highlighted developments were the expansion of career pathway options, the uniform grading policy, the 5-Year Plan for every student, and the increased graduation requirements that support success for all students progressing to college or into their career fields. The committee endorsed the use of data analysis to monitor learning and the development of locally written, standards aligned tests that measure student progress. Finally, the committee commended the staff on the level of research conducted on quality programs at other California schools that could be modified and implemented to benefit Lassen High and its students.
School Superintendent/Principal Bill McCabe stated; “Students and staff made a significant difference in the accreditation process, which is evident by our results. As I reflect on our accomplishments, Lassen High School has had an extraordinary year and the accreditation is merely the icing on the cake.”