The Vice Principal for Academic Affairs (registrar) for Monterey Bay Academy (MBA) desired to submit a professionally designed report for the school's 2007 full accreditation. The following is a glimpse of the materials created and submitted, which received high praise by both agencies providing the school's accreditation—the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commision for Schools (ACS WASC) and the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc. (AAA).
The accreditation process for a school, if done correctly, is a grueling process—involving all stakeholders (school staff, students, parents, board of trustees members, alumni, and conference personnel). The process provides the opportunity for the school to not only resolve issues from previous accreditation reviews, but to also do strategic planning for the school's, and more importantly, the students' future. A full accreditation is typically done every six (6) years, with a mid-term review after three (3) years—if the school is in good standing, which this report reflects.