The extent to which deficiencies affect the quality of the overall program determines the Status of Accreditation. A school can be granted the status of:
- Accredited: A school is granted “accredited” status when it meets all membership indicators and shows progress in its efforts to meet improvement indicators. After a school is accredited, it re-applies for accreditation annually.
- Accredited with Violation: An accredited school does not satisfactorily meet all of the membership indicators but has a plan in place to address deficiencies.
- Accredited with First Warning: An accredited school does not satisfactorily meet all of the membership indicators and has not made sufficient progress towards addressing the previous year’s violations or does not satisfactorily meet the expectations of the sponsoring agency.
- Accredited with Second Warning: A school has received a first warning and yet consistently fails to make substantial progress toward cited violations or continues to consistently violate the expectations of the sponsoring agency.
- Loss of Accreditation: A school finds it impossible to meet the cited membership indicators or improvement standards or refuses to do so. To apply for re-admission to the Association after losing accreditation a school must follow the admission process outlined in this manual.
- Voluntary Withdrawal: A school voluntarily requests to withdraw or the school has closed. Failure to submit the Annual Report Form will be interpreted as a request to withdraw from accreditation. To apply for re-admission in the Association after voluntarily withdrawing, a school must follow the admission process outlined in this manual.
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Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations