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Accreditation cycle

Year 1 

Prepare for an intensive self-study:

  • Review, revise, and affirm mission statement.
  • Update curriculum documentation.
  • Conduct school community survey, preferably using ISACS survey instrument.
  • Update strategic plan.
  • Collect information about alumni.
Year 2 

Conduct comprehensive self-study report using ISACS Membership and Accreditation Guide.
Conduct a certified, full-opinion, financial audit.

Year 3 

Host an ISACS accreditation visiting team chaired by an ISACS head of school trained in the ISACS accreditation process.

Year 4 

Prepare and submit a Reaction Report to the ISACS Accreditation Review Committee.

Year 5 

Complete a certified, full-opinion, financial audit.

Year 6 

Prepare and submit a Progress Report to the ISACS Accreditation Review Committee. In certain exigent circumstances, schools may petition to extend accreditation for three more years. See the Membership and Accreditation Guide for details.

Year 7 

Review school improvement that has taken place during the current cycle. Unless specified by ISACS, no additional reports required in this year.

For more information on the cycle of accreditation, visit the Membership and Accreditation Guide.
 







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