St. Eugene’s Cathedral School was granted WCEA and WASC certification in July 2010. We received a full clear six year accreditation term without a review, which is the highest and longest term of accreditation, one which very few schools receive.
The accreditation team, made up of three principals, a vice principal and a teacher, was very impressed with St. Eugene’s during their visit at the end of March 2010. In fact, they referred to us as the “Diocesan Flagship School”. The team spent three days observing the classrooms, interviewing our students, meeting with the faculty and writing reports, in addition to meeting with the School Council, our Pastor and Superintendent. They highly commended the Catholicity of the school and our curriculum, which challenges the students and holds them to high standards. The accreditation team praised the expertise and dedication of the faculty, staff, and administration of the school. The team enjoyed our students and found them to be polite, friendly and enthusiastic about their school.
The Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) accredits Catholic elementary and high schools across the United States and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is the same group that accredits all the public high schools and colleges in the western United States. Every area of our school including staffing, student services, extra-curricular activities, finances, public relations, organization and facilities are reviewed. At the end of their visit, the team recommends a term of accreditation in a preliminary report which goes to the WASC Comission who decides the final accreditation term. The choices are one year, three years, six years with a review or six years without a review. St. Eugene’s principal, faculty, staff and students are extremely proud of their school and its highest accreditation rating