Northwest Association of Accredited Schools

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Known today as the Northwest Accreditation Commission the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools organization based in Boise, Idaho which accredits a number of schools - high schools included.

The Association has attracted controversy for its issuance of credentials to WWASPS schools located outside its primary service region.[1]

They were mentioned in relationship with the scandal involving Academy at Ivy Ridge, where the facility was convicted of issuing High School diplomas, which were not approved by the State [2]. Academy at Ivy Ridge did later try to increase the standard in their education in order to be allowed to issue High School diplomas in 2006, but their application were rejected [3]

See also


  1. Boise Accreditation Firm Questioned - Agency sets standard for some 200 schools in Utah, by Ami Joi Bryson, Deseret Morning News, April 27, 2005.
  2. See In the Matter of the Academy at Ivy Ridge, Assurance of Discontinuance Pursuant to Executive Law Section 63, Subdivision 15, Attorney General of the State of New York, Watertown Office, August 17, 2005, and School for Troubled Youth to Issue Tuition Refunds, Office of the State Attorney General, press release, Albany, NY, August 18, 2005 Us9.GIF
  3. Ivy Ridge Academy accreditation rejected, News Watch 50 WWTI TV Us9.GIF