From July 12, 2021, Vanke School Pudong became a candidate school for WASC Accreditation！
Thanks to all the efforts and collaboration of VSP staff and students, as well as supports from VSP parents and community!
WASC的全称为“西部学校与学院教育联盟 (Western Association of Schools and Colleges ) ”，是美国教育部授权的为公立和私立学校、学院和大学进行认证的六大教育联盟之一，也负责认证位于亚太地区的学校。
WASC stands for “Western Association of Schools and Colleges”, which is one of the six education alliances authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to certify public and private schools, colleges and universities. It is also responsible for certifying schools in the Asia Pacific region.
WASC provides high quality internationally recognized certification for schools by ensuring schools meet the highest standards. As of 2020, only around 5% of domestic bilingual and international schools are WASC accredited, a reflection of the high standards that WASC has.
The WASC process is ongoing. Certified schools need to continuously improve, evaluate and re-evaluate according to the standards, which is conducive to the continuous reflection, improvement and development of the schools.
WASC accreditation ensures that the school is a trusted institution in learning.
WASC accreditation ensures the authenticity of the school’s courses and transcripts, and credits can be transferred to other English Schools – which is key to college admission.
School leadership team being responsive, collaborating prior to developing plans and allocating resources.
Teachers and school leadership raising awareness of the 5Cs&5Rs as key components of the school program.
Teachers collaborating to support students academic achievement and social-emotional wellbeing.
The administration and supporting staff maintaining safe and clean campus.
HOW VSP became WASC Candidate？
VSP aims to foster Chinese talents to stand out in the world.
Since the school’s establishment in 2017, VSP has constantly been working with the stakeholders within our community to ensure that all our efforts and attentions are on providing the best opportunities for our students to stand out in the world.
To guide VSP in helping to make these things happen for our students, VSP’s leadership has been working with our school community to become an accredited WASC school from 2018. The WASC process requires schools to self-report and self-reflect, both on their achievements and their areas for improvement. Going through this process has been a really positive influence on VSP and has led to a number of significant school-wide improvement strategies that have greatly benefitted our students. These including the strengthening of our 5C5R learner profile into all aspects of school life and VSP improved data-driven decision making processes.
Upon successfully hosting our first onsite visit and training in September 2019, pre-initial visit in November 2020 and initial visit in April 2021, VSP has been granted WASC Candidate for Accreditation and is now entering the self-study phase of WASC accreditation.
Led by our Principal Ms Sara Sun, VSP will continue to work using the WASC framework to drive development and improvement throughout the school and provide a platform to inspire our students to fulfil their unlimited potential.