In a letter received by the University President Fr. Joselito C. Henson on May 10, 2017, the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) announced that the University of the Assumption Junior High School (UAJHS) is awarded Level 3 accreditation by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP).
This is the highest level of accreditation given to basic education programs.
The Level 3 status recognizes UAJHS and its high standard of instruction, its well-developed mechanism for improving the curriculum, a high level of achievement and creditable performance of its teachers and students, the involvement of students and teachers to community extension programs, and the appropriate budget allocation and/or systematic plan for staff development programs.
Moreover, the recognition also grants to UAJHS “full curricular autonomy, including the authority to innovate without need for prior approval provided that the concerned DepED Regional Office is duly informed,”and the “full autonomy including freedom from visitation, inspection and/or supervision by DepED supervisory personnel or representatives for the duration of its Level III accredited status. (DO 32, s.2006)
By maintaining a high standard of learning and education, UA Junior High School proves its commitment to live up its goals as an instrument in the promotion of quality Catholic education.
Fr. Henson congratulated the UAJHS community on his facebook post.
Earlier this year, UA Grade School was also granted PAASCU level 3 accreditation status while programs in the Arts and Sciences, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Nursing and Business Administration are level 2 PAASCU accredited.
Currently, the Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism Management programs and the Graduate School are undergoing certification procedure in line with the vision of UA to provide quality education.