The accreditation process begins with attendance at an Accreditation Workshop where the Commission provides training and resources which will assist schools as they strive towards a meaningful self-evaluation and on-site evaluation experience.
Schools currently accredited by ACCSC will be assigned to an Renewal of Accreditation Workshop based upon their scheduled renewal date.
Initial applicants may elect to attend any of ACCSC’s Initial Accreditation Workshops to fulfill the workshop requirement.
According to the Standards of Accreditation, the full-time, on-site director or appropriate management team representative of the school must attend an accreditation workshop prior to the submission of the application for accreditation.
The Accreditation Workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for participants to develop an understanding of:
- The ACCSC organization, its mission, values, and purpose;
- The Standards of Accreditation as a set of best practices;
- The importance of strong leadership in institutional effectiveness;
- The principle steps of the ACCSC accreditation process, including on-site evaluation activities;
- The possible outcomes of a school’s application for accreditation (Commission Actions).
Online Registration is available for both the Initial and Renewal Workshops.
March 6-7, 2014 Renewal Workshop
Participants attending the March 6-7, 2104 Renewal Accreditation Workshop at the Westin Arlington Gateway hotel can access the materials for the workshop here. The workshop materials are password protected and registered participants will receive an email that includes the instructions for downloading the materials. Please note that hard copies of the workshop materials will not be provided onsite and participants should download the materials before arriving at the workshop.
March 10-11, 2014 Initial Accreditation Workshop
Participants attending the March 10-11, 2014 Initial Accreditation Workshop in Arlington, Virginia can access the materials for the workshop here.
A copy of the presentations from the March 10-11, 2014 Initial Accreditation Workshop is available here.
For any questions regarding the workshop, or for help with the workshop materials, please contact Michelle Ragnetti.