Wake High Schools May Lose Accreditation

Jan 12, 2011

The spat between the Wake County School Board and the agency that accredits its high schools may soon come to an end. The result may be that the high school lose their accreditation.

Accreditation is a voluntary process. School districts like it because it gives them an idea of what may be working and what isn't. 

But when AdvancED told the Wake School Board it was launching an investigation in the fall, the republican majority on the School Board balked. They felt AdvancED was overstepping its authority.

When AdvanED threatened to pull its accreditation, the School Board relented. But with investigators scheduled to arrive today, the School Board changed course again.

Tonight, the Wake School Board will vote on whether to cooperate or surrender AdvancED's accreditation. If it chooses the latter, the School Board could seek out another agency or choose not to have its high schools accredited.