Accreditation and Artifacts
Wyoming Accreditation Requirements
Wyoming’s K-12 districts are accredited by the Wyoming State Board of Education annually (W.S.21-2-304(a)(ii)). The schools governed by each district are accredited through the district. Accreditation includes annual requirements as well as an on-site peer review once every five years.
The requirements for a district to be fully accredited annually consist of:
- Assurances/attestation completed by the district superintendent
- 80% or higher artifact approval
- Approved school improvement plans
- An approved district assessment system
- No unresolved compliance issues
- No unresolved staffing issues
- External review within the most recent five-year cycle
The purposes of accreditation are verification of adherence to statute and continuous improvement of district processes (Chapter 6 Rules). The annual requirements are focused on meeting the requirements of statute, and the external review is focused on evidence-based practices. A document with additional information related to each accreditation criterion is available here.
Annually, districts provide links to artifacts to verify adherence to Chapter 6 Rules and Regulations by November 1. Additional accreditation information can be found by clicking here.
Sweetwater County School District #1 Links To District Evidence
Programs, Standards and Curriculum
District Assessment System
At-Risk and Dropout Prevention
Culture, Climate and Safety