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Hello Franklin High School Wildcats & Valued Community Members -
At least once every six years, high schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District go through an accreditation process.  A team of evaluators, who are principals, teachers, and students from other school districts, visits our campus several times, examines a report we compile, and talks to students, parents and staff about the successes and areas of improvement needed at the school undergoing the accreditation.  This year, Franklin High School will be going through this process for the third time in its history.
What is WASC?
•             The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. ACS WASC provides assistance to schools worldwide, primarily in California, Hawaii, Guam, Asia, the Pacific Region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe
ACS WASC Philosophy:
•             The philosophy of the Accrediting Commission for Schools centers upon three beliefs: (1) a school’s goal is successful student learning; (2) each school has a clear purpose and school-wide student goals; and (3) a school engages in external and internal evaluations as part of continued school improvement to support student learning.
Why Accreditation?
•             Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable education program — a trustworthy institution for student learning
•             Validates the integrity of the school’s program and transcripts
•             Facilitates transfer of credits to other English-speaking schools — critical for college/university acceptance worldwide
•             Fosters the ongoing improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning
•             Provides valuable insight from fellow educators visiting the school
•             Benefits schools that choose joint accreditation or other collaborative processes
We are excited to have Teachers, Staff, Students, Parent and Community Members participate in this WASC Self-Study process. Please feel free to periodically refer to the Franklin High School webpage for WASC updates and progress. For more information about WASC, please visit the WASC CA Public Schools Webpage at:
If you are interested in learning more about WASC or possibly participating, please contact our WASC Coordinator, Ruth Scribner:
Thank you,
Chantelle Albiani
Franklin High School
Elk Grove Unified School District
(916) 714-8150
WASC Coordinator
Ruth Scribner
WASC Leadership
Area A - Organization
  • Susan DeHerrera
  • Jennifer Hubbard
  • Chantelle Albiani
Area B - Curriculum
  • Margaret Karl
  • David Kjargaard
  • Natasha Lewis-Jones
Area C - Instruction
  • Matthew Felkins
  • Mark Bandy
  • Mohammad Warrad
Area D - Assessment/Accountability
  • Ann Hennessey
  • Spenser Kuntz
  • John Harrigan
Area E - Culture/Climate
  • Bryan Kilby
  • William Baer
  • Carlos Castillo
  • Teresa Bandy
  • Carlos Castillo
WASC Official Accreditation Results Letter 2019

WASC Self Study Report (final) 2019

WASC Final Midterm Report 2016

WASC Self Study Report (final) 2013

Click here for Wildcat TV student interviews about WASC.

Click here for Wildcat TV teacher interviews about WASC.