Board of Directors

Bishop Edward Clark, STD
Auxilliary Bishop
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
President, WCEA

Nancy Coonis
WCEA
Executive Director
Board Secretary

Tom Butler
Diocese of Stockton
Board Chair

Sr. Catherine Kamphaus, CSC
Diocese of Salt Lake City
Vice Chair

Duane Schafer
Diocese of Spokane
Board Treasurer

Greg Dhuyvetter
Diocese of Orange

Gail Sherman
Diocese of Sacramento

Catherine Thompson
Diocese of Las Vegas 

Patricia Vesely
Diocese of San Bernardino

 

 

Member Dioceses 

Archdiocese of Agana, GU
Diocese of Boise, ID
Diocese of Fresno, CA
Diocese of Gallup, NM
Diocese of Great Falls/Billings, MT
Diocese of Helena, MT
Diocese of Honolulu, HI
Diocese of Las Cruces, NM
Diocese of Las Vegas, NV
Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA
Diocese of Monterey, CA
Diocese of Oakland, CA
Diocese of Orange, CA
Diocese of Phoenix, AZ
Archdiocese of Portland, OR
Diocese of Reno, NV
Diocese of Sacramento, CA
Diocese of Salt Lake City, UT
Diocese of San Bernardino, CA
Diocese of San Diego, CA
Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA
Diocese of San Jose, CA
Archdiocese of Santa Fe, NM
Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA
Archdiocese of Seattle, WA
Diocese of Spokane, WA
Diocese of Stockton, CA
Diocese of Tucson, AZ
Diocese of Yakima, WA

 

 

 

WCEA Announces a New Executive Director

Welcome Nancy Coonis

Executive Director Announcement 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS WCEA?
The Western Catholic Educational Association is a private educational accrediting agency established under the auspices of the Bishops of the Catholic (Arch) Dioceses of California.

Our Mission:
The mission of WCEA is to promote quality Catholic education for students in our member elementary and secondary schools through an accrediting process that assures the primacy of faith formation and educational excellence.

The major purpose of this agency is to coordinate the accreditation process by assisting schools in their self-evaluative programs, to establish general standards for excellence, to grant WCEA Accreditation, and to cooperate formally with regional accrediting organizations as determined by the WCEA Board of Directors.

Elementary Schools

Essentially the purpose of any Catholic high school is to teach the faith and integrate its curriculum with the values taught by the Roman Catholic Church. 

The Catholic high schools have developed a curriculum that satisfies entrance requirements for college and university admission. WCEA co-accredits Catholic secondary schools with ACS WASC in California, Hawaii, and Guam.  Eight other western states have included WCEA in their accreditation processes for their Catholic high schools and, in some cases, co-accredits with other public regional accrediting agencies. 


Essentially the purpose of any Catholic high school is to teach the faith and integrate its curriculum with the values taught by the Roman Catholic Church.  The Catholic high schools have developed a curriculum that satisfies entrance requirements for college and university admission. WCEA co-accredits Catholic secondary schools with ACS WASC in California, Hawaii, and Guam.  Eight other western states have included WCEA in their accreditation processes for their Catholic high schools and, in some cases, co-accredits with other public regional accrediting agencies. 


Secondary Schools

Essentially the purpose of any Catholic high school is to teach the faith and integrate its curriculum with the values taught by the Roman Catholic Church.  The Catholic high schools have developed a curriculum that satisfies entrance requirements for college and university admission. WCEA co-accredits Catholic secondary schools with ACS WASC in California, Hawaii, and Guam.  Eight other western states have included WCEA in their accreditation processes for their Catholic high schools and, in some cases, co-accredits with other public regional accrediting agencies. 

 

 

 

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