The University of the Assumption Grade School (UAGS) and Junior High School (UAJHS) were recently granted Level II re-accredited status for five (5) years by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).
Level II Accreditation grants the UAGS and UAJHS “Full curricular autonomy, i.e. authority to modify the curriculum without DepED approval provided that the minimum requirements and guidelines are complied with and the modified curriculum is an enriched version of the 2002 Basic Education Curriculum and is submitted to DepED Regional Offices” and “Priority in the awards of grants/subsidies from DepED for student scholarships, e.g. the Educational Contracting Scheme, scholarships for faculty development and funding assistance for other development programs”
(DepEd Order No.. 32, s., 2006).
The accreditation is an acknowledgement of the high standard of instruction and well-developed mechanism for upgrading and making the curriculum relevant in the University of the Assumption basic education program. It is also a confirmation of the effectiveness of teaching and the excellent performance of students in curricular and extra-curricular activities, including their involvement in the community outreach program.
Meanwhile, the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management and Master of Arts in Education programs were also recently granted eligibility to apply for a formal survey which will lead to accredited status.
Other programs which are currently PAASCU level II re-accredited are Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Nursing and Psychology.
With this accreditation, the University of the Assumption gears toward more improvements in its academic programs.