The following are the most current guidance documents for the AISNE accreditation process and apply to schools considering AISNE accreditation for the first time or planning ahead for a future AISNE reaccreditation:
AISNE Eligibility Criteria and Accreditation Standards
AISNE School Accreditation Handbook
If your school is currently writing an AISNE self-study or hosting an onsite visit this year, please contact Accreditation Director, Sara Wilson for the guidance documents that apply to you.
Serving on a School Accreditation Visiting Team
Serving on a school accreditation visiting team is an opportunity available to faculty and staff from AISNE-accredited schools.
Serving on a visiting team is one of the most unique and valuable professional development experiences you will encounter in your career as an educator. It’s also an important responsibility and a service to your peer schools within the AISNE network.
During an onsite visit, team members:
- Assess a school’s alignment with AISNE Eligibility Criteria and Accreditation Standards;
- Evaluate the school’s programs and practices through the lens of its unique mission;
- Observe the school in full operation and validate the degree to which it is living its mission and doing what it says it’s doing in its self-study; and,
- Develop commendations and recommendations to guide the school’s continuous improvement.
AISNE seeks community members from AISNE-accredited schools who are capable writers and organized, efficient professionals who collaborate well with others. Nominees should have enough experience within their area of expertise that they have seen and can appreciate different approaches and perspectives. Team members are asked to leave their own schools behind and evaluate a new school in light of its own mission and the AISNE standards.
If you’re interested in serving on a Visiting Team, please let your head of school know and encourage them to nominate you.
AISNE reaches out to AISNE heads periodically throughout the year to solicit nominees for teams.
For questions about AISNE initial accreditation or reaccreditation, contact Accreditation Director, Sara Wilson.