The Guam Department of Education proudly announced the accreditation of Finegayan Elementary School and George Washington High School by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 

This significant achievement underscores GDOE’s commitment to educational excellence and high standards.

Finegayan Elementary School has successfully reaffirmed its accreditation status until June 30, 2027. This accomplishment highlights the school's dedication to maintaining rigorous educational standards across the board. 

The collective effort of the administration, educators, students, and the community has played a pivotal role in this success. 

Superintendent Dr. Erik Swanson commended the Finegayan team, led by Principal Marites D. C. Garcia, stating, “The pursuit of educational excellence is indeed a journey worth celebrating. The Finegayan team has exemplified this quest by meeting the ACS WASC criteria, showcasing their dedication to not just maintaining, but elevating standards.”

George Washington High School also secured a six-year accreditation status, valid through June 30, 2030, with a mid-cycle visit scheduled for the 2026-2027 school year. 

This achievement is a testament to the school’s continuous efforts to improve its educational practices and its commitment to providing high-quality education. 

“The accolades for George Washington High School reflect a remarkable journey towards academic excellence. The school has not only met but exceeded the rigorous criteria set by the ACS WASC,” added Swanson, who also commended Principal Dexter Fullo’s leadership. 

Both Finegayan Elementary School and George Washington High School have demonstrated their dedication to these standards, providing enriching and effective learning environments. 

These achievements not only benefit the individual schools but also set new benchmarks for educational excellence across the island, inspiring other institutions to strive for similar success.