Our accredited online school meets the highest standards of excellence.
As an accredited online school, Laurel Springs offers our students the peace of mind that comes with a premier private school experience. Our accrediting bodies are:
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
Our accreditation ensures that Laurel Springs students receive reciprocity of credits, courses, and grade-level placements with schools and universities around the world. Our accredited status validates the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and universities, and indicates that our curriculum and teachers are meeting state and U.S. standards.
Because Laurel Springs is an accredited online school, our transcripts are recognized by colleges and universities worldwide. In addition to our accreditation, most Laurel Springs courses are also NCAA Division I and II and University of California a-g approved. Thus, most college-bound, NCAA, and transferring students receive credit for courses completed at Laurel Springs.
Accreditation is an ongoing process of self-study, goal-setting and evaluation. During the self-study phase of the accrediting process, the school compiles data about its programs from all members of its community, including students, parents and teachers. The information from school stakeholders is compiled in a self-study report. A visiting committee composed of peer educators visited Laurel Springs in 2012 to evaluate all aspects of the program, and ensured that the school is meeting accreditation guidelines. The school’s ability to articulate and implement an educational mission that demonstrably benefits students is of foremost importance to accrediting committees.