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NWAC Becomes Accreditation Division of AdvancED

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What Does Accreditation Mean?

  • The purpose of Accreditation is to ensure excellence in education by holding schools accountable to rigorous standards and a process of continuous improvement.
  • In the State of Utah, by law all public schools, granting high school credit, are required to be accredited. Accreditation ensures that the credits/diploma a student earns is the result of quality educational experience. Schools that are not accredited run the risk of not having their credits or diplomas accepted by other schools, colleges, or the military.
  • Any school accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body has demonstrated a commitment to rigorous standards and a process of continuous improvement.

Who Needs to be Accredited?

  • All Utah public secondary schools offering high school credit and/or diplomas must be accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) a division of AdvancED. 
  • Private and parochial schools that issue high school credit and/or diplomas should be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body to guarantee credit reciprocity and demonstrate compliance with rigorous standards and practices.