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Ongoing Accreditation

An accredited school must host an Accreditation Visiting Team every 10 years; e.g. the Decennial Visit. Because Accreditation is an ongoing process, NEASC expects that members schools will make continuous efforts between visits to address the recommendations highlighted during the Decennial Visit and maintain communications about their progress through required follow up reports and any special progress reports that may be requested. It is the role of the Commission to monitor the progress of schools as they address the Standards for Accreditation. 

Training workshops and seminars are regularly scheduled in order to provide schools with guidance regarding the follow up reports and to assist schools in future planning and implementing school improvement.

Steps to Apply for Continued Accreditation

  • An application and letter of intent to seek either initial accreditation or continued accreditation is submitted to the Commission office by the superintendent/ principal/director of the school at least twelve months prior to the date requested for the on-site visit. 
  • The date of the decennial review visit should be selected in consultation with the Commission office.
  • A Commission representative may visit the school to discuss evaluation procedures. 
  • If appropriate, authorization and confirmation of the on-site visit will be acknowledged by the Commission office. 

If you have any questions about the Application procedure, please contact:

Judi Fletcher