NWAIS Accreditation Handbook

Make sure you are using the correct edition of dated documents.

If you are not sure which year to use, ask the Self Study Coordinator or Team Chair.

Accreditation Overview
  1. Why Accreditation?
  2. Accreditation Cycle

2018 Required Document Checklist
  1. Self Study Process
  2. School Mission and Culture
  3. Commitment to Care: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  4. School Program
  5. Residential, Homestay and Exchange Programs
    • R, H & E Executive Summary
  6. Governance
  7. Administration
  8. Finance
  9. Institutional Advancement
  10. Enrollment Management
  11. Human Resources
  12. School Campus and Facilities
  13. Health, Safety and Wellness

Accreditation Policies and Procedures

  1. Conflict of Interest & Confidentiality Statement
  2. Additions Policy
  3. Joint Accreditation
  4. Extensions
  5. Independent Safety Review
  6. Accreditation Determinations
  7. Conditions
  8. Appeals Policy
  9. Response Reports
    1. Response Report Cover Sheet (for School)
    2. Response Report Transmittal Form (for Chair)
  10. The Accreditation Committee


Accreditation Trainings

Complete Accreditation Handbooks




Accreditation Through the Eyes of...
  1. The Host Head of School
    1. Before the Accreditation Visit
      1. Accreditation Pre-Check
      2. Finances of Accreditation
      3. Accreditation Timetable for Schools
      4. Hosting a Preliminary Visit
    2. During the Accreditation Visit
    3. After the Accreditation Visit
      1. Response Report Guidelines
      2. Response Report Cover Sheet (for School)
  2. The Self Study Coordinator (SSC)
    1. Designing the Self Study Process
    2. Preparing the Self Study
      1. Required Documents Checklist
    3. Publishing and Distributing the Self Study
    4. Planning and Hosting the Accreditation Visit
      1. Hosting a Preliminary Visit
      2. Visiting Team Logistics Timetable
      3. Sample Visiting Team Schedule
      4. Team Working Arrangements
  3. The Visiting Team Chair
    1. Before the Accreditation Visit
      1. Accreditation Diagnostic
      2. The Finances of Accreditation
      3. Chairs' Timeline and Checklist
      4. Preliminary Visit Checklist
    2. During the Accreditation Visit
      1. Sample Visit Schedule
      2. Voting Record
      3. Visiting Team Report Checklist
    3. After the Accreditation Visit
      1. Visiting Team Transmittal Form
      2. Response Report Transmittal Form (for Chair)
  4. A Visiting Team Member
    1. Conflict of Interest & Confidentiality Statement
    2. Visiting Team Report Checklist
    3. Gathering, Reviewing and Analyzing Information on the Visit
    4. C2C Guide
    5. Visiting Team Member FAQ

Forms, Templates and Organizational Tools

  1. 2017 Accreditation Rubric
  2. 2018 Accreditation Rubric
  3. 2018 Standards Overview
  4. Accreditation Historical Decisions
  5. Accreditation Overview
  6. Accreditation Timetable for Schools
  7. C2C Guide
  8. Chairing a Preliminary Visit
  9. Chairs' Timeline and Checklist
  10. Communication Toolkit
  11. Communication Toolkit Infographic
  12. Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Statement
  13. Enrollment Statistics Chart
  14. The Finances of Accreditation
  15. Gathering, Reviewing and Analyzing Information on the Visit
  16. Hosting a Preliminary Visit
  17. 2017 Required Documents Checklist
  18. 2018 Required Documents Checklist
  19. Response Report Cover Sheet (for School)
  20. Response Report Guidelines
  21. Response Report Transmittal Form (for Chair)
  22. Sample Visiting Team Schedule
  23. School Profile Template
  24. Team Working Arrangements (for SSC)
  25. Tuition Reduction Chart
  26. Visiting Team Logistics Timetable (for SSC)
  27. Visiting Team Member FAQ
  28. Visiting Team Report Checklist
  29. Visiting Team Transmittal Form
  30. Voting Record