WHAT IS WCEA?
The Western Catholic Educational Association is a private educational accrediting agency established under the auspices of the Bishops of the Catholic (Arch) Dioceses of California.
The mission of WCEA is to promote quality Catholic education for students in our member elementary and secondary schools through an accrediting process that assures the primacy of faith formation and educational excellence.
The major purpose of this agency is to coordinate the accreditation process by assisting schools in their self-evaluative programs, to establish general standards for excellence, to grant WCEA Accreditation, and to cooperate formally with regional accrediting organizations as determined by the WCEA Board of Directors.
Essentially the purpose of any Catholic high school is to teach the faith and integrate its curriculum with the values taught by the Roman Catholic Church.
Essentially the purpose of any Catholic high school is to teach the faith and integrate its curriculum with the values taught by the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholic high schools have developed a curriculum that satisfies entrance requirements for college and university admission. WCEA co-accredits Catholic secondary schools with ACS WASC in California, Hawaii, and Guam. Eight other western states have included WCEA in their accreditation processes for their Catholic high schools and, in some cases, co-accredits with other public regional accrediting agencies.
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