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Annual Accreditation Chair/Team Member Training

Please join us at the Doubletree Resort, Lancaster, PA on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 for the following trainings.

These are open to anyone and are free to attend but you must pre-register. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone at your school who would benefit. 

1.      REACH Chair/Team Training:

Time: 1–4 PM

For: We are asking all chairs, assistant chairs, or team members who are currently serving or may serve in the future, to make plans to attend this session (if you did not attend last January). This would also be beneficial for anyone who wants more information about serving on a team in any capacity. Please register online by January 8, 2018.

2.      ASP Chair/Team Training:

Time: 1–4 PM

For: all chairs/assistant chairs who are currently serving or may serve in the future. This would also be beneficial for anyone who wants more information about serving on an ASP team in any capacity. Please register online by January 8, 2018.

3.      ASP Learning Community Meeting:

Time: 6:30–8:30 PM

For: school leaders at ASP schools, as well as REACH schools transitioning to ASP. The focus of this meeting will be networking, sharing ideas, and equipping for managing and evaluating ASP projects. Please register online by January 8, 2018. 



Accreditation by a well-recognized agency is a seal of quality on an educational organization. For ACSI schools, accreditatin validates their quality and verifies they are striving for excellence based on a solid Christian philosophy of education foundation. The current ACSI accreditation protocol is REACH 2.1.  ACSI accreditation is managed through each ACSI regional office. Whether your school is a standalone preschool or a combined school including early education to high school, the ACSI REACH 2.1 tool will help you begin. If you are interested in joint accreditation with NEASC or MSA please notify the ACSI regional office upon application. 

The ACSI Accreditation Home Page has the most up to date REACH 2.1 documents for both the school/EE Center and the visiting team for you to download. 

Another protocol option for reaccrediting schools is Accreditation by School Progress. This protocol uses action research to engage the entire school community in continuous improvement. The centerpiece of ASP is a collaborative, school-wide project that blends educational practice with research to impact student outcomes. 

The Process

  • REACH 2.1 Manual 
  • Application
  • Candidate Status Visit
  • Self-Study
  • Team Visit
  • Regional Accreditation Commission
  • Maintaining Accreditation

For more information about accreditation in the Northeast Region, please contact us today