Today, while surfing the internet for a school for my son, I came across Northwest Accreditation Commission board OR NWAC board. I have never heard about NWAC Board earlier. So it was something new to me and I got curious to explore and know more about it. Hence the search!
I was able to gather some information about it and also came across NWAC Board Result 2015. I found the information quite helpful and would like to share it with all of you who are looking for it. What better than getting all the information at one place! So here you go..
Lets start with the basic….what is NWAC and how did it came into being?
The Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools came into being as a voluntary organization on April 5, 1917 with a total of 25 secondary schools and eight higher institutions in four Northwestern states. By December 2007, this membership increased to over 1900. Presently, the organization accredits seven states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
In December 1974, the title of the organization was changed to: Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. In December 2001, it was changed to the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities, and on February 1, 2004 the association’s name was changed to the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. Finally, in 2010, the name was changed to Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).
Now coming to the meaning of the word ‘accreditation’.
In simple terms, accreditation is a form of affiliation in India and in some other Asian countries. The concept of accreditation was introduced in USA to control the quality of school education and maintain certain standards. Just as in India there is CBSE at the Central level and State Boards at the State level whose stamp is valid for affiliation, similarly in US there are six Regional Accrediting Agencies. If your school is recognized by any of these Boards, then your students have a qualification that is considered valid, legal and acceptable for further education. Northwest Accreditation Commission or NWAC board is one of the six US Regional Accrediting Agencies.
The question that comes to mind is that whether NWAC Board is valid and acceptable in other countries?
Just as students who qualify CBSE board can go to US for further education, similarly students passing out from NWAC board can go for further education in any part of the world. In simple terms, NWAC board is as valid as CBSE.
I hope you find the information helpful!
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