Integrated School now autonomous
The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) announced on July 21, 2016, that it has elevated the accreditation status of LCC Bacolod Integrated School – High School grade programs to Level III, making LCC’s programs from K-10 now on PAASCU’s highest accreditation level.
Being on the Level III status, La Consolacion College Bacolod now has “full curricular autonomy, including the authority to innovate without need for prior approval” by the DepED Regional Office.
Such status has been granted by PAASCU after thorough examination and audit of LCC Bacolod’s educational programs and services, which involved classroom observations, individual and group interviews, ocular inspection of the physical facilities, verification of the self-survey findings and examination of exhibits and pertinent documents.
LCC President Sr. Gavina F. Barrera, OSA said that the positive review of PAASCU is an affirmation of the school’s unwavering commitment to uphold and improve its educational standards. She added that quality education has always been the legacy of La Consolacion College Bacolod since it was established as the first private Catholic Higher Education Institution in the province almost a hundred years ago.
Apart from PAASCU, LCC Bacolod also subscribes into voluntary accreditation by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) on the program level and on the institution-wide level, the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System by TUV Rheinland.