St. Jude the Apostle is accredited by WCEA (Western Catholic Education Association) in conjunction with WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).  Reaccreditation occurs on an every six year cycle.  In 2014, St. Jude was granted a full six-years, the highest term granted.  Major goals that have been addressed  from this review included: transitioning to the Common Core Standards for ELA (English Language Arts) and Mathematics  as well as  focusing on those students who achieve in the top 25% on standardized tests to ensure that they are reaching their own individual growth potential each year.  The integration of technology into the curriculum is an essential part of this plan (allows for added individualization of skills).  As part of the accreditation process, the school submits an Annual Report of Progress each June to the Department of Catholic Schools (DCS)  which is part of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  The report is the school’s opportunity to self-reflect on the steady progress in accomplishing the stated goals. The DCS  also provides ongoing professional development opportunities to the school to support this process. The school’s next accreditation visit is Spring 2020.