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Morongo School Receives Accreditation

The Morongo School received an initial three year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Schools (WASC). The three year accreditation is the longest term the new school could receive.

“We couldn’t be more pleased and we truly appreciate the feedback we received from the WASC Visiting Committee when they visited our campus earlier this year to evaluate the quality of our school’s instruction, organization, operations and programs,” said Dr. Jerry Livesey, the head of the school and the Education Services Administrator for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

“This maximum initial accreditation is truly a testament to the ongoing commitment of the Tribe and our staff to making sure our students receive a high-quality, multi-faceted education that includes instruction about the Tribe’s rich culture and history,” he said. 

The Morongo School, the first of its kind on a reservation, is fully funded by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and is tuition free. After opening in 2010 to 23 students in grades K-6, the school now serves more than 100 students in grades K-8.

WASC will return to the school in the spring of 2015, at which point the school will seek the maximum term accreditation of six years.


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By: Matthew Schoenmann
Published: Wednesday July 18th, 2012