REACH School Accreditation Documents
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(For schools hosting a visiting team fall 2019 or later).
The Office of Academic Services has updated the REACH Indicators and Rubrics. We collected input and feedback throughout the spring from regional staff, accreditation commissions, chairs, and teams. The final version was approved by the ACSI Commission on Accreditation and the ACSI Board in July.
There were no changes in the standards. Most differences will be evident in wording changes to indicators and rubrics. The new version will be available for schools working on their self-studies fall of 2018 and they will come into effect fall of 2019. Schools can access these revised documents here: REACH Revisions.
Printable Application for Initial Accreditation (for initial application only with payment by check)
REACH Standards Checklist - 2019 Edition (must be submitted with the application)
Please note: It is recommended that you complete the online application (link below); however, if completing the paper application, please mail the application and fee to ACSI headquarters - address on the final page.
Online Application for Initial Accreditation (for initial application only with payment by credit card)
Please note: It is recommended that you complete written sections in a Word document, or similar, and save them to your computer prior to copy/pasting them into the online application.
REACH Standards and Indicators Checklist (5/15/19)
REACH Standards Manual (5/15/19)
REACH Rubrics Manual (5/15/19)
REACH EE Evidence Guide (5/15/19)
School Administrator Handbook (5/15/19)
Certification Spreadsheet - blank (5/15/19)
Certification Spreadsheet - sample (5/15/19)
Certification Spreadsheet FAQ (5/15/19)
Continuous School Improvement Plan Template (PDF, 5/28/19)
Request for Faculty Waiver (5/28/19)
Temporary Faculty Waiver Progress Report (6/11/19)
Indicator Ratings Spreadsheet for EE-12 Schools (password: ACSI) (5/15/19)
Indicator Ratings Spreadsheet for K-12 Schools (password: ACSI) (5/15/19)
Indicator Ratings Spreadsheet for International Schools (password: ACSI) (5/15/19)
Indicator Ratings Spreadsheet for EE Standalone Schools (password: ACSI) (5/15/19)
Self-Study Report Template (to guide completion in Word prior to entering information on the ePlatform) (4/18/19)
"Sample Christian School" Self-Study (12/2016)
Formatting a School Report (7/17/17)
Please note: Several of the resources below are provided by, or link directly to, organizations outside of ACSI. These resources are intended to assist schools in thinking through various aspects of appropriate ways to comply with specific standards and indicators in ACSI’s accreditation protocol. The presence of these resources on this page do not necessarily constitute an endorsement of any outside organization, or an endorsement of any external links provided by the outside organizations.
Indicators 1.1 & 5.2: "Portrait of a Graduate" Expected Student Outcomes - Webinar (5/4/19)
Indicator 2.4: Sample Conflict of Interest Policies - ECFA (4/26/19)
Indicator 2.4: Resources for Developing or Revising Conflict of Interest Policies - Nonprofit Risk Management Center (4/26/19)
Indicator 2.9: Options for Meeting Indicator 2.9 (10/8/2018)
Standard 4: Guidelines for Outside Contracted Teachers or Instructors (1/23/19)
Indicators 4.4 & 4.6: How has Certification Become More Flexible? (5/30/19)
Indicator 5.3: Guidelines for Teaching Bible (10/6/17)
Indicator 5.2: Guidelines for Accepting Credits from Other Sources (7/12/17)
Indicator 5.11: Guidelines for Defining Trained Staff in Library/Media
Standard 8: Strategic Plan or Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP)? by Dr. Steve Dill (10/31/18)
Standard 8: Strategic Plan/CSIP - Webinar (5/4/19)
Evaluation of Visiting Team by Administrator (online version)
Substantive Change Notification Form (5/28/19)
Statement of Financial Practice (5/28/19)
Documents marked (S) - include in Self-Study; Documents marked (A) - include in annual report; Documents marked (I) - individual EE staff form
REACH Reference Guide for EE Documents (5/29/19)
Request for EE Staff Waiver (I) (5/10/19)
EE Staff Temporary Waiver Action Plan/Progress Report (I) (5/10/19)
EE Parent Survey (I) (5/29/19)
EE Staffing Report (S) (A) (5/29/19)
EE Annual Report Form (A) (6/22/18)
EE Yearly Staff Profile (blank) (S) (A)
EE Yearly Staff Profile (sample)
EE License Exempt Form (S) (5/29/19)
EE Background Screening Form (for license exempt programs) (S) (5/29/19)
EE Age Group Ratio Guidelines (5/29/19)
EE Annual Staff Training Guidelines (5/29/19)
EE Curriculum Plan Information Sheet (5/29/19)
EE Expected Learner Outcomes (5/29/19)
EE Early Educator Core Competencies (5/29/19)
Please note: These and all REACH documents are the property of ACSI. ACSI grants permission for the use of these documents, in their published form, by ACSI member schools, and other Christian schools, for the purpose of ACSI accreditation and individual school improvement. These documents may not be incorporated into other accreditation instruments or used for personal or corporate gain. ACSI reserves the right to revoke permission of use at its discretion.