Not all outdoor education programs are created equal. Between two rigorous accreditations, Pali Institute assures the quality of our programming by adhering to hundreds of standards with the Western Association of School and Colleges and the Association for Experiential Education.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is a commission that thousands of other public and private schools use to teach traditional state curriculum standards. WASC has three central beliefs: a school’s goal is successful student learning; each school has a clear purpose and schoolwide student goals; and a school engages in external and internal evaluations as part of continued school improvement to support student learning. The WASC community’s unofficial title is ‘we are student centered.’
Students may spend thousands of hours in a traditional classroom environment. It is more important than ever that students are able to experience the things that they are learning about in textbooks. The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) certifies that Pali’s Institute’s experiential programming helps students learn and grow by stepping out of their comfort zones, interacting with the world around them, and reflecting on their experience.
Pali Institute is a Supplementary Education Program: Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges
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