Yes! CVA is currently accredited by the Washington Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), in partnership with the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA). CVA has been accredited since the 2010-2011 school year.
The accreditation by AESD involved data collection, analysis of improvement goals, and interviews with staff, students and parents. The accreditation process culminated with CVA administrators from both Valley School District (grades K-8) and Kettle Falls School District (grades 9-12) presenting a final achievement-focused plan to a statewide panel of ESD representatives.
The ultimate goal of the accreditation process is to help schools maximize student success and institutional effectiveness. Institutions are encouraged to use educational practices to ensure quality practices are implemented to increase student achievement and continuously improve the educational experience for all students.
Accreditation is a voluntary, self-study process and research-based approach to school improvement. It supports a long-term vision for a performance-based educational system and aligns with accreditation requirements for the continuous improvement of student learning and growth. Accreditation provides a statement of accountability to the public.