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Da Vinci Schools are proud to announce that Da Vinci Design and Da Vinci Science each have been reaccredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) for six years, the longest accreditation term granted by WASC. Both schools are accredited through June 2019. In addition, Da Vinci Communications has been fully accredited through through June 30, 2019 as a result of its on-site initial accreditation visit.

The visiting committees noted several school-wide areas of strength, including:

  • Highly qualified and well-organized leadership from the principal and CEO
  • Multiple signature practices that reinforce the schools' mission, vision, and Habits of Mind, such as project-based learning, presentations of learning, work experience and seminars.
  • A superior college counseling program that allows the exploration of educational options, getting students into college and post-secondary careers.
  • Instructional practices provide many learning pathways to meet the needs of all learners.
  • A strong culture of collaboration exists among students and staff that support high levels of student learning.
  • The leadership team is effective, fully supportive of faculty, and committed to the success of all students.
  • Teachers are empowered by collaboration and the autonomy to develop curriculum.
  • Students thrive in the environment and have created a culture of acceptance.

WASC accreditation certifies that Da Vinci Schools are trustworthy institutions of learning and validates the integrity of our schools' academic programs as they support student learning. Accreditation also assures families that our purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program. Da Vinci Schools are certified by the California Charter Schools Association and are members of the Coalition of Essential Schools and the California Consortium for Independent Study.

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