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Accreditation is a voluntary process which ensures schools provide high-quality learning opportunities and clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement. An accredited school is based on meeting specific criteria set forth by the Accrediting Commission for Schools.


Since 2009, CMASAS (Christa McAuliffe Academy School of Arts and Sciences) has been accredited by the NWAC and switched to Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) starting in 2020. CMASAS has continually met the following standards as a school:

  • Focusing on student learner goals and school mission.
  • Fostering a student-oriented environment with continual assessment of student performance and academic standards.
  • Maintaining a qualified faculty within an effectively organized school.
  • Collaboratively assessing the quality of its educational programs on a regular basis.
  • Planning for the future.
  • Accepting objective evaluation from a team of outside peer professionals trained by Northwest Accreditation Commission.

WASC is one of six regional accreditation agencies for kindergarten - 12th grade, serving western states, the Pacific region, and schools worldwide. Accredited schools from any of the regional accreditation agencies must adhere to the credit acceptance policy for member schools.




CMASAS core courses are also approved and accepted by the NCAA Eligibility Center for student athletes wishing to be eligible for and take part in collegiate sports. Please see all core courses that are NCAA approved from CMASAS listed in our course catalog under NCAA worldwide (Code: 380581). Accredited schools from any of the regional accreditation agencies must adhere to the credit acceptance policy for member schools.



It is an honor to have CMASAS recognized as one of the top-ranked private online schools worldwide. We work hard to provide a personalized and accredited education for our students. CMASAS has been recognized in the digital learning field as having an excellent reputation by other highly rated online schools, digital learning professionals as well as the following independent review sites:


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