Accreditation is based on a six-year cycle. Middle schools typically do not go through the WASC process. This voluntary action by the principal demonstrates the school’s commitment for success by using WASC as an outside entity to measure it’s progress. A 6-year designation is the highest approval granted, negating the need to revisit mid-cycle. According to WASC, only 63 middle schools are accredited in California. The WASC accreditation, at the middle school level, is another way IUSD demonstrates it's commitment to providing quality education for it's students.