School Accreditation: Get Organized, Create Self Study Report, Host Visiting Committee

Everything School Leaders Need to Know About the Accreditation Process

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Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for a school administrator or teacher-in-charge of the accreditation process. Ideally, this course should be started a full 18 months ahead of the anticipated date of school visitation by the accrediting committee. If you are running a bit behind, this course can help you get back on track.

How This Course Will Prepare Schools for Accreditation

There are three basic stages of accreditation:

  1. Initial accreditation application and training
  2. School self study report involving all staff
  3. Hosting the accreditation Visiting Committee and follow up

This course provides educators and school leaders with the key requirements of each stage. It shares practical tips for success and items "for your consideration", based on the author's twenty years of experience in education and accreditation.

This course helps school leaders make the accreditation process a seamless fit with the other kinds of strategic planning and data review the school already is doing as part of its continual review and improvement cycle.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the school leader will know how to:

  • Involve all stakeholders in self-study accreditation and reporting
  • Distribute and manage the data collection and report writing required
  • Author a self-study report to increase its clarity and meet the Commissioners expectations
  • Prepare for and host the Visiting Committee at your school
  • Design and use a School-wide Action Plan in a purposeful, effective, and ongoing way

What’s the difference between earning a one-year and a six-year accreditation? Often, it’s that a school has effective systems in place to foster communication and collaboration between its educators.

This course helps schools organize their communication structures, plan their self-study process, and write their reports.

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Your Instructor

Michelle Devereaux
Michelle Devereaux

Experienced in all levels of the accreditation process.

A Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Visiting Chair with more than ten years accreditation experience, Michelle has evaluated the self studies of traditional high schools, independent K-12 schools, newly formed charter schools, and independent study schools.

Michelle knows what Visitation Teams seek, and the process they must go through to recommend accreditation for a specific number of years.

Michelle holds credentials for school administration and teaching in California. She has been part of school teams for everything from initial accreditation applications when she co-founded a charter school to six-year renewals.

Michelle is the Founder and President of Clover Education, LLC.

Course Curriculum

  STEP 5 WE'RE ALMOST THERE: Preparing for the Visitation Committee
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  STEP 6 WHAT NEXT: Follow up actions
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts one week after you register! Your purchase will allow you to access the course for two years from the date of purchase. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You may rewatch any lessons as needed.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for two years - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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