Episode 23: Canyons District is Undergoing Accreditation. What Does this Mean, and Why Does it Matter?

When you enroll in a college or university, you expect that your tuition dollars are being put to good use, and one important measure of quality is whether the institution is accredited. Accreditation is an assurance that the school you’ve chosen meets certain standards — and it applies, not only to colleges, but to high schools. Each of Canyons District’s high schools are fully accredited, which means that employers and colleges accept with confidence the diplomas they award. But accreditations have to be renewed periodically, and Canyons has decided to take its accreditation a step further by seeking districtwide certification. Here’s why, and what that entails.