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2011-10-26 Print

High Bluff Academy Receives WASC Accreditation

High Bluff Academy has also begun offering Advanced Placement courses.


San Diego, Calif. - (October 16, 2011) — High Bluff Academy, the Del Mar institution that specializes in preparing high school students for college, announced today it has received Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation.

High Bluff Academy diplomas will now be recognized throughout the country, including the University of California and California State University systems. High Bluff Academy has been WASC accredited for individual courses since 2005 but now has a complete program that satisfies all state college requirements.

“This accreditation sets a high standard for courses at High Bluff Academy,” said Jill Duoto, Founder of High Bluff Academy. “We can now offer a place for students to attend school that is customized to fit their individual needs.”

WASC accreditation includes the development of a curriculum, creation of a Mission Statement and Expected Schoolwide Learning Results and creation of a long-term plan for improvement and development of the school. A WASC accreditation team also visited High Bluff Academy to meet with students, parents and staff before issuing the three-year accreditation.

In addition, High Bluff Academy now offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses that will help students prepare for admission to highly selective colleges. High Bluff Academy has received approval from the College Board and University of California system to teach 11 AP classes in Spanish, English, Math, Psychology and History/Social Science.

“With college tuition rising every year, and freshman class sizes in the hundreds, AP classes are a great way for students to fulfill general education requirements for college and to graduate college on time,” said Duoto. “Our full-time students now have a wider range of options for AP classes and part-time students now have an option of one-on-one or small group AP classes that fit their schedules.”

Students who successfully pass the AP exams will earn college credit for the course. AP courses emphasize higher level thinking skills, advanced writing skills and critical reasoning. The skills involved in preparing for and taking AP tests also carry over to the SAT and ACT. Students enrolled in AP courses are shown to be better test takers and have an ability to write well under pressure.

For more information, visit or call (858) 509-9101.

About High Bluff Academy
High Bluff Academy offers high-quality tutoring, comprehensive standardized test preparation, and accredited courses for high school credit to students in the Del Mar, Carmel Valley and surrounding areas. High Bluff Academy offers experienced staff that is comfortable working with students of all abilities. The college-prep institution provides students with individualized tutoring programs, high quality academic instruction, comprehensive test prep, and college counseling.

For more information, visit or call (858) 509-9101.

Contact Info
High Bluff Academy
12520 High Bluff Dr. Suite 140
San Diego, CA 92130

Phone: (858) 509-9101