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Attention: Prerequisite for virtual workshops

Online course: Introduction to the Commission on Independent Schools 20|20 Standards

Individuals who wish to participate in the virtual workshops (not required for the Strategic Planning Workshops) are asked to complete the online course: Introduction to the Commission on Independent Schools 20/20 Standards prior to attending a workshop. Please note you may register for the workshop before completing the course.

Course format: asynchronous
Course length: ~1 hour

Course description and registration

Introduction to the Commission on Independent Schools 20|20 Standards

This self-paced online course introduces participants to the principles and practices of NEASC Accreditation. Mission-based, peer-reviewed accreditation depends on accreditors both understanding the intent of the Standards and applying that understanding to school realities. The surest measure of effective NEASC Accreditation is the understanding, skills, and confidence you bring to the process as either a Visiting Committee member or a Self-Study Steering Committee member.

This course will help you “think like an accreditor” as you evaluate the programs, practices, and approaches at your own school. The perspective you gain through this exercise will build a foundation for the workshop following this course. In this course, you will learn more on the following topics:

  • What is the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Independent Schools? 
  • Guide to the 20|20 Standards 
  • Foundation Standards and Indicators 
  • Program Standards and Indicators 
  • Guide to Assessing the Standards 

The course consists of five sections, which you can work through at your own pace. We appreciate your completion of the survey which appears at the end of the course. As you proceed through the course, please make note of which sections and/or Reflective Questions are most or least helpful to you. The more specific your feedback, the more helpful to us as we fine tune this course.

To register

Sign up for the course online

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Strategic Planning made simple for faith based elementary schools.

Self-Study Workshops (virtual)

Self-Study workshops are designed to help schools preparing to host NEASC Accreditation Visiting Teams.

Visiting Team Workshops (virtual)

Signing up for a Visiting Team workshop is the first step to participating on an Accreditation Visiting Team.

#NEASCforum webinars

We created the "NEASC Forum" and our ongoing webinar series as a space to connect educators around the world through peer discourse and discussion of current, relevant topics.