(English) On behalf of every member of the Footprints Community, we wish to extend our deepest appreciation to the four members of the ACS WASC visiting committee for their encouragement, support and valuable guidance during their virtual visits this November.
Over the past months, Footprints International School has been engaged in a rigorous self-study process in order to renew our ACS WASC Accreditation.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools (ACS), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), is an internationally acclaimed accrediting association whose mission is to ensure school improvement and quality by supporting a diligent and relevant self-evaluation and peer review process that focuses on student learning.
With support from all Footprints stakeholders, the thorough and transparent preparation of the self-evaluation resulted in a detailed accreditation report, submitted to the ACS WASC committee in the first week of October, 2022.
During the virtual visits from the 21st to the 24th of November, 2022, the WASC committee toured both our TK and TTP campuses, met with various members of our school community including our Focus on Learning Committee, the Footprints Student Council (StuCo), our Administrative and Leader Teams, Operations Teams, Board of Directors and Governors, teachers, and other members of the Footprints faculty and staff.
Furthermore, the WASC Committee evaluated safety measures of both campuses, inspected student work, observed various lessons from the Early Childhood through to the Secondary Programmes, and engaged in many meetings focused on reflective and constructive discussions surrounding every aspect of Footprints International School’s final self-study accreditation report, our strengths, areas for growth, and our 2022-2023 Schoolwide Action Plan.
We are grateful to the ACS WASC Visiting Committee for so effectively creating a trusting environment in which to build rapport with our school community and to foster sincere communication, for ensuring rigour, accuracy and trustworthiness in the process and for taking the time to so thoroughly evaluate every aspect of the school.