Wesley College Preparatory School is accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). This organization is partnered with over 36,000 educational institutions—serving more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations. Cognia is the largest community of education professionals in the world. It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews to ensure that all learners realize their full potential and support schools in continuous improvement.
Cognia was formed through a 2006 merger of the Pre-K-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)—and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2012. Wesley College Preparatory School completed its self-study and became accredited by Cognia in 2016 and is accredited through 2022. Although we strive for continual school improvement and growth to provide the best education and experience for our students, we are beginning a new self-study process this school-year in preparation for the 2021-2022 accreditation cycle.
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Accrediting Commission for Schools
Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS)
The Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS) is a non-profit organization that strives to assist member schools reach Christ-centered academic excellence. ACTS is committed to a Biblical Worldview that is consistent with God’s word, building partnerships with Christian schools, and providing support to Christian schools and teachers. Their core values include a Biblical Worldview, integrity, excellence, relationship, creativity, and service. ACTS provide opportunities for accreditation and teacher certification, as well as annual conventions and conferences.
American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
The American Association of Christian Schools (AASC) is one of the leading non-profit organizations of Christian schools in the United States. AASC’s purpose is to promote, establish, advance, and develop Christian schools and Christian education in the U.S. They are committed to excellence in education and political activism. To achieve this, AASC offers teacher certification, school accreditation, achievement testing, annual conferences, and many other programs. In Washington, D.C. they have a dedicated lobbyist working toward protecting Christian schools from governmental entanglements, as well as promoting religious freedom and Christian education. Each year AASC hosts national conferences and competitions for students. The national organization is made up of local state associations (see GSACS below) to ensure that Christian educators can receive local as well as national support.
California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section (CIF-SS)
Wesley College Preparatory Schools Athletic Program is part of the CIF-SS. The California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section is the governing body for high school athletics in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. We are part of the largest of the ten districts in California that make up the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). We compete at the varsity level in many sports in the South Eastern Conference.
Canyon Christian Schools Consortium (CCSC)
The Canyon Christian Schools Consortium (CCSC) is a group of Christian high schools throughout the country that partner with Grand Canyon University (GCU). Students who attend a CCSC school qualify for a $5,000 scholarship while living on campus at GCU for each year they attended a Canyon Christian Schools Consortium high school. Off-campus students qualify for a $2,500 scholarship at GCU for every year they attended a CCSC high school. That means our students could earn up to $20,000 in scholarships for GCU just by attending our school. Our students may also participate in Grand Canyon University’s dual enrollment program allowing them to earn college credit while still in high school. Being a member school allows our faculty and staff to continue their education at a 10% discount at GCU. Parents can also take advantage of the 10% discount to continue their own education.
Golden State Association of Christian Schools (GSACS)
The Golden State Association of Christian Schools (GSACS) is a community of Christian schools dedicated to gospel-centered education and training in California. They host a variety of student competitions, sponsor standardized testing for member schools, and hold youth rallies and youth leadership conferences. The Golden State Association of Christian Schools support teachers and school leaders through the annual educator’s conference each fall. This non-profit organization gives Christian schools a voice in Sacramento and takes up causes that directly impact our schools. GSACS is affiliated with the American Association of Christian Schools.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Intercollegiate sports begun around 1850 with competitions between Harvard University and Yale University’s crew races. Overtime, more sports were added to the competitions between universities. Eventually football emerged as a favorite sport, but the rules of the game had not yet been formalized which resulted in a high number of injuries and fatalities. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was founded in 1906 originally with the purpose to protect young people from being exploited and to establish fair rules of play in collegiate sports. Over the century it has grown into a non-profit organization that supports and regulates athletic programs at more than 1,200 colleges and universities in the United States. Each year nearly have a million student athletes participate in an NCAA programs.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA)
The NAIA serves over 65,000 student-athletes annually at more than 250 colleges and universities across the United States. Students in NAIA have earned more than $600 million in scholarships and participate in 21 athletic conferences nationwide. The NAIA focuses on the overall experience of the student-athlete. NAIA chooses colleges and universities to participate that balance academics, character building, and athletics. These institutions tend to be smaller schools and are usually privately funded allowing for more and broader scholarships. The NAIA is more flexible when it comes to the recruiting practices of student-athletes including, but not limited to, allowing showcases, mentoring of potential student-athletes by coaches, and holding team tryouts.
National Honor Society (NHS)
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization that recognizes high school students who have demonstrated excellence in four key areas: scholarship, service, leadership, and service. NHS was founded in 1921 to recognize outstanding students and to create interest for scholarship, to inspire students to serve the community, to encourage leadership, and to foster character development in high school students.