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 HISTORY OF ACCREDITATION in washington county school district

Accreditation allows an institution to award valid credit that meets high educational standards. Accreditation is a process in which certification of competency, authority or credibility is presented. The accreditation process ensures that an institution's certification practices are acceptable, typically meaning that they are competent to test and certify third parties, behave ethically and employ suitable quality assurance. Being accredited means that an institution is obligated to only accept credits from those schools that are accredited through the parent company, AdvanceEd. Member schools put themselves in legal jeopardy by accepting credits from unrecognized and unaccepted accreditation companies or associations.
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Washington County School District has been accredited through Northwest Association of Accredited Schools since 1963.  In the 2011-2012 School Year, Northwest merged with AdvancED Education Inc. AdvanceEd is the parent organization for the Northwest Accreditation Commission and serves 30,000 institutions in more than 70 countries.  
Orginally the acronym was NAAS for Northwest Association of Accredited Schools but the acronym was in conflict with another business entity. The acronym was changed to NWAC in 2010 to reflect the new name of Northwest Accreditation Commission. 






121 West Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
T: (435) 673-3553
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Assistant Superintendent/Secondary Education
Richard S. Holmes
Administrative Secretary/Secondary Education
Mandi Peck
Extension 5158
Executive Director Physical Facilities
Craig Hammer
Administrative Secretary/Physical Facilities
Elaine Giacobone
Extension 5166


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