The Standards for Accreditation

As public school officials prepare for initial candidacy or for their decennial visits, they will find the Standards for Accreditation are central to the process. In this section you will find the complete 2011 Standards of Accreditation and the revised Standards for 2020 schools. You will also find detailed explanations of each of the Standards, rating guides for schools to use with the Standards, and resources which will be useful to schools in developing mission statements, academic, civic, and social expectations, and rubrics for use in assessing the academic expectations. 

2011 Standards 2020 Standards
View/download a PDF of
the 2011 Standards >>
View/download a PDF of
the complete 2020 Standards >>
Learn about the current Accreditation process
for schools hosting Visiting Teams
between 2017-2019 >>
Learn about the revised Accreditation process
for schools hosting Visiting Teams
beginning in 2020 >>