River Oaks Academy is a accredited by the by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), which is recognized as one of the premiere agencies that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.
Accreditation is a term that originally meant trustworthiness in its middle French, Old Italian usage. The original purpose of accreditation in the United States was designed to encourage the standardization of secondary school programs, primarily to ensure for the benefit of colleges and universities that graduating students had mastered a particular body of knowledge. However, today the process developed by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), involves a dual purpose that continues the expectation that schools must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high quality learning opportunities, but with the added requirement that they clearly demonstrate that they are about the critical business of continual self-improvement.
An accredited school is focused on a mission and goals for students; it is student-oriented and examines its students' performance continuously; it accepts objective evaluation from a team of outside peer professionals trained by WASC; it maintains a qualified faculty within an effectively organized school; it collaboratively assesses the quality of its educational programs on a regular basis; and it plans for the future.
River Oaks Academy is certified by the NCAA to offer courses designed to assist student athletes in gaining eligibility to participate in NCAA Division 1 and 2 sports upon entering college. A list of approved courses for River Oaks Academy, as well as other important information regarding NCAA eligibility, can be found here: https://web3.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/hsAction (Please note: Our CEEB code, which you will need to access our list of approved courses, is 054467.)