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Official Commission Notification Letter

Accrediting Commission for Schools

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

533 Airport Boulevard, Suite 200 · Burlingame, California 94010

(650) 696-1060 · Fax (650) 696-1867 · [email protected] ·


June 28, 2017


Mrs. Holly L. Rodgers

District Administrator/Principal

Ukiah Independent Study Academy

511 S Orchard Ave

Ukiah, CA 95482


Dear Mrs. Rodgers:


The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) announces the action taken at the Summer 2017 Commission Meeting. The ACS WASC Commissioners have determined Ukiah Independent Study Academy (K - 12) meets the ACS WASC criteria for accreditation. This accreditation status is based on all of the information provided by the school, including the self-study report, and the satisfactory completion of the on-site accreditation visit.


It is the decision of the Commission to grant Six-Year Accreditation Status with a Mid-cycle One-day Visit through June 30, 2023.


Ukiah Independent Study Academy is required to prepare a Mid-cycle Progress Report for the Mid-cycle Visit. The report and visit should demonstrate that the school has:

  • Addressed the critical areas for follow-up through the school-wide action plan;
  • Made appropriate progress on the implementation of the school-wide action plan; and
  • Improved student achievement relative to the school-wide learner outcomes and the academic standards


Accreditation status is conditioned upon Ukiah Independent Study Academy’s continued adherence with the ACS WASC policies, procedures, and criteria for accreditation. This includes a requirement that an accredited school annually contribute members from the school staff or district to participate on visiting committees. Failure to maintain compliance with said policies, procedures, and standards is grounds for modification and/or withdrawal of the accreditation.


The Commission looks forward to Ukiah Independent Study Academy’s anticipated success and continuing improvement in keeping with ACS WASC’s pursuit of excellence in elementary, secondary, and adult education.



 Damon Kerby

Damon Kerby

Commission Chairperson

cc:       Visiting Committee Chairperson