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Cycle of Accreditation

Year 1 

Prepare for an intensive self-study:

  • Revise, review, approve statements of mission and philosophy
  • Update curriculum guides or maps
  • Conduct school community survey, preferably using ISACS survey instrument
  • Update strategic plan
  • Collect information about alumni
Year 2 

Conduct comprehensive self-examination using ISACS Self-Study 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 

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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