All WJCC schools have earned full accreditation as a result of student performance on Standards of Learning tests. Today’s announcement from the Virginia Department of Education marks the 12th year in a row of full accreditation for all WJCC schools. Only 13 of Virginia’s 132 school divisions have maintained all-school accreditation for the last six consecutive years, and WJCC is one of the 13.
“I am very proud of our students and of the great work of our schools,” Olwen E. Herron, Ed.D., superintendent, said. “While SOL tests are not the only measure of student performance, each year we strive to help our students achieve to their highest potential.”
Ten of the division’s 15 schools maintained or improved performance on English SOLs and nine schools achieved higher pass rates in social studies. “There are, however, opportunities for improvement in WJCC,” Herron said. “We are strengthening division initiatives to help English learners and students with disabilities while we continue to dedicate ourselves to closing the achievement gap.
“Achieving full accreditation is important to our schools and to our community,” Herron said. “As we focus our efforts, we will ensure that all WJCC students are provided with the support and resources they need to be successful.”
(Based on 2016-17 Standards of Learning Test Performance)