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Grand Canyon Private Academy Earns Initial Accreditation, Adds Twelfth-Grade

Grand Canyon Private Academy (GCPA), a full-time, online private college and career preparatory school powered by K12 has earned initial accreditation status and has expanded to include 12th grade.

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) announced this month that GCPA had met all criteria for initial accreditation through June 30, 2027. According to the ACS WASC, K-12 schools are required to complete one full school year, submit a thorough report and host a site visit before receiving accreditation and a final grade level.

“We are thrilled to announce our accreditation and the addition of the twelfth grade,” GCPA Executive Director Bouchra Bouanani said. “Having a K-12 academy allows us to further our efforts to inspire, educate and prepare our students at all grade levels for great success in a robust learning environment.”

GCPA boasts an integrated support team of leaders, certified teachers, academic coaches and counselors that offers unique learning opportunities through personalized education and strong community relationships. And this fall, the academy will welcome high school seniors to its family of emerging leaders.

GCPA’s curriculum is powered by K12, an education leader with more than 20 years of experience delivering online education to students nationwide. Stride has worked with schools and districts across all 50 states to help develop local solutions to meet personalized online and blended learning goals.

For more information on open enrollment, visit Grand Canyon Private Academy.

About Grand Canyon Private Academy

Grand Canyon Private Academy (GCPA) is an online private school serving grades K–12. The school is dedicated to inspiring and empowering students through an education experience tailored to their needs and focused on their futures. GCPA combines an engaging, interactive K12 curriculum with an integrated support team of school leaders, teachers, academic coaches and counselors. For more information visit

About Stride Inc.

At Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN), we are reimagining learning—where learning is lifelong, deeply personal, and prepares learners for tomorrow. The company has transformed millions of people’s teaching and learning experiences by providing innovative, high-quality, tech-enabled education solutions, curriculum, and programs directly to students, schools, the military, and enterprises in primary, secondary, and postsecondary settings. Stride is a premier provider of K-12 education for students, schools, and districts, including career learning services through middle and high school curriculum. For adult learners, Stride delivers professional skills training in healthcare and technology, as well as staffing and talent development for Fortune 500 companies. Stride has delivered millions of courses over the past decade and serves learners in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at,,,, and

About Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges

ACS WASC advances and validates quality ongoing school improvement by supporting its private and public elementary, secondary, and postsecondary member institutions to engage in a rigorous and relevant self-evaluation and peer review process that focuses on equity, inclusion, and access to high-level, rigorous learning opportunities for all students. They have been serving schools since 1962.

Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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