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Accreditation Alerts

The ACCSC Accreditation Alert provides notice regarding the final adoption and promulgation of revisions to the Standards of Accreditation, or in some cases provides interpretative guidance pertaining to the Commission's rules and standards.

Revisions to the Standards of Accreditation are made by the Commission as appropriate and required, and are announced via the ACCSC Accreditation Alert. 

December 1, 2020 Accreditation Alert

Guidance Issued

  • Distance Education Approval Requirement 
  • Leave of Absence Policy
  • Program Discontinuation 
  • Utilization of Online Learning Tools in a Program Not Approved for Distance Education 

 Revisions to the AACSC Bylaws

  •  Sustaining Fees  

September 1, 2020 Accreditation Alert

  • Sustaining Fees

July 1, 2020 Accreditation Alert


February 12, 2020 Accreditation Alert

Vote and Election ACCSC School Commissioner Election
ACCSC established a slate of candidates for election to serve a four-year term and a three-year term as a School Commissioner.

Proposed Bylaws Revisions
ACCSC is proposing revisions to its Bylaws in the following areas:

  • Section 1.01 - Definitions
  • Section 1.09 – Committees


July 1, 2019 Accreditation Alert

Announcements/Reminders 


Revisions

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April 12, 2019 Accreditation Alert

  • Bylaws Revisions - Results
    • Section 1.11 - Officers
    • Section 1.06 -  Term
  • School Commissioner Election - Result

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March 21, 2019 Accreditation Alert

Proposed Bylaws Revisions Vote

  • Section 1.11 – Officers
  • Section 1.06 – Term

ACCSC School Commissioner Election

Revisions to the Standards of Accreditation Substantive Standards

  • Leaves of Absence
  • Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Download the March 21, 2019 Accreditation Alert

July 1, 2018 Accreditation Alert

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Announcements/Reminders

  • Call for ACCSC Commissioners
  • Reminder – Call for Nominating Committee Nominations
  • SkillsUSA Scholarship Award Winners

Revisions to the Standards of Accreditation

  • Part I – Revisions to the Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation from the March 30, 2018 Call for Comment
  • Part II – Revisions to the Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation from the March 30, 2018 Call for Comment
  • Part III – Other Nonsubstantive and Conforming Revisions to the Rules of Process and Procedure
  • Part IV – Revisions to Reports and Fees

All revisions are effective July 1, 2018 except as otherwise stated in this Accreditation Alert (see page 5).

The Commission has republished the Standards of Accreditation which is now dated July 1, 2018 and replaces the July 1, 2017 version.

June 30, 2017 Accreditation Alert

Announcements/Reminders

  • Call for ACCSC Commissioners
  • Reminder:  Call for Nominating Committee Nominations
  • SkillsUSA Scholarship Award Winner

Revisions to the Standards of Accreditation

  • Part I:  Revisions from the February 24, 2017 Call for Comment
  • Part II:  Other Clarifications and Revisions to the Rules of Process and Procedure


October 3, 2016 Accreditation Alert

Announcements

ACCSC Nominating Committee Election Results

ACCSC Bylaws Revisions

Article I
Section 1.01 - Definitions
Section 1.03 - Composition
Section 1.09 - Committees

Article II
Section 2.07 - Voting

Article III
Section 3.01- Dues

All revisions are effective as of the dates stated in the Alert.


August 15, 2016

I.  Nominating Committee Election
ACCSC has established a slate of candidates for election to the Nominating Committee.

II.  Proposed Bylaws Revisions
ACCSC proposing revisions to its Bylaws in the following areas

Article I  (e-ballot)
Section 1.01 – Definitions
Section 1.03 – Composition
Section1.09 – Committees

Article II (e-ballot)
Section 2.07 – Voting

Article III (in-person ballot at PDC)
Section 3.01 – Dues

On August 17, 2016 ACCSC will send, to the e-mail address on file for the school director identified for each ACCSC member school, a link to the electronic ballot and a password.


July 1, 2016 Accreditation Alert

Announcements:
  • New ACCSC Commissioners – Appointment and Election Results
  • Reminder – Call for Nominating Committee Nominations
  • Call for ACCSC Commissioners
  • Skills USA Scholarship Award Winner
  • Schools Offering Distance Education
Revisions to the Standards of Accreditation:

The Commission has republished the Standards of Accreditation which is now dated July 1, 2016 and replaces the July 1, 2015 version. 
  • Part I – Revisions from the May 19, 2016 Call for Comment
  • Part II – Other Clarifications and Revisions to the Rules of Process and Procedure:
  • Part III – Student Achievement Rate Revisions
  • Part IV – Accreditation Fee Revisions

All revisions are effective July 1, 2016 unless otherwise stated in this Alert. 





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