Secondary Standards

Standards of Membership as established for secondary technical schools and secondary applied technology centers are primarily qualitative and are applied to both individual academic or technical programs and the institution as a whole. In making recommendations concerning candidacy or initial accreditation and decisions on continued accreditation, the Commission bases its judgments on the nature and purposes of the school, the appropriateness of its philosophy and goals in terms of the school’s structure, the degree to which its objectives are realized with particular emphasis on the effectiveness of teaching and learning, and the school’s compliance with the Commission’s Standards of Membership.

In the application of Standards to secondary technical schools or secondary applied technology centers, the Commission may occasionally develop footnotes that are printed as Interpretive Guidelines with reference to a specific Standard.


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