9 Nov 2009

Marshall's High School aims for US accreditation

9:18 am on 9 November 2009

The United States Western Association of Schools and Colleges or WASC are in the Marshall Islands this week to evaluate the Marshall Islands High School.

The school, which has been opened since 1963, is biding to become the first public school in the Marshall Islands to be U.S. accredited.

If successful, it will be only the fifth school in the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau to meet U.S. academic standards.

Marshall Islands High School or MIHS is the country's main public high school, with an enrollment of close to 1,000.

The WASC visit is the culmination of more than three years of work that started when Senator Dorothy Nook was principal at the school.

The WASC team arrived at the weekend and will begin its assessment of MIHS from today through Wednesday, and is expected to deliver an exit report on its findings Wednesday afternoon.