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Click on the title above for the complete 19th edition of the Membership and Accreditation Guide. Below are links that allow you to view individual sections of the current Membership and Accreditation Guide.

About the Accreditation Guide

In the ISACS community of leaders and learners, one of the most important functions is the peer-to-peer review process of member schools. Based upon the principle of full and accurate disclosure that results in a document called the self-study, an ISACS school is subsequently visited by a select group of peers, led by an ISACS head of school, to witness, among other things, the congruence between what appears in the self-study and what can be seen first-hand in this four day on-site visit. School improvement and accountability are the ultimate aims of this process. No school is the same, and every team report is unique. The ISACS Accreditation Review Committee reads and reviews each visiting team report, reaction report, and progress report during the school's accreditation cycle. This committee of experienced heads of school and administrators then makes accreditation recommendations to the ISACS Board of Trustees. The Accreditation Review Committee meets four times each year.

This guide has been developed to:

  • Offer direction to schools that are beginning the self-study process. Hopefully, each school will find that this portion of the manual provides clear, sequential, and fail-safe instructions to conduct a meaningful and accurate self-study.
  • Provide instruction, background information, and procedures for visiting team leaders to follow as they and their team of volunteers conduct the on-site examination of the school seeking accreditation.

Our professional staff is prepared to offer guidance and support whenever help might be needed. Please feel free to call upon any of the following for assistance:

Claudia Daggett, ISACS President
claudia@isacs.org
(Office) 312-750-1190, ext. 105
(Direct) 312-366-2623
School or board leadership, strategic planning, conflict resolution

Dawn J. Klus, Director of Accreditation 
dawn@isacs.org
(Office) 312-750-1190, ext. 100
(Direct) 312-366-2622
Accreditation records and reports, Accreditation Review Committee activities, vsiting team member and/or leader, on-site kick-off workshop leader prior to self-study

Andy Gilla, Director of Communication, Outreach, and Research
andy@isacs.org
(Office) 312-750-1190, ext. 106
(Direct) 312-366-2624
Visiting team and/or visiting team leader selection, on-site kick-off workshop leader prior to self-study







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