What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a voluntary process of self-evaluation and continuous improvement that reflects compliance with required standards and indicators; involves a self-study; and includes a peer review by educators from outside of the school.
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"SAIS is a membership organization of independent K-12 schools. As of July 1, 2015, SAIS has 365 member schools, represents over 200,000 students, and has a staff of 9 FTEs operating out of an office in Atlanta, GA. The mission of SAIS is to strengthen member schools by providing high quality accreditation processes, comprehensive professional growth opportunities, and visionary leadership development programs..." Read More
“We’re honored that we’ve served so many education institutions and students since 1895. That’s when we began our legacy of accomplishments in school improvement and accreditation, and we’ve been leaders in assessment for close to four decades. However, our past success doesn’t deﬁne our practice—it serves as a secure foundation for the future. Our focus is ﬁrmly on today and tomorrow—seeking what works in your schools and in others around the world, providing learning forums for skilled educators, and helping you provide students with the opportunities that knowledge brings.”
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S... Read More
"Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) is a non-profit association of private, independent, and parochial schools throughout the state. The mission of GISA is to advance excellence and collaboration among Georgia’s independent schools by serving the professional growth, advocacy and interscholastic needs of member schools. Each member school is unique, while sharing a unified commitment to overall excellence as well as to the nurture and care of the physical, intellectual, social and moral development of all students..." Read More
The GIAA is an ancillary division of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA). GISA advances excellence among its member schools through advocacy, professional growth, student engagement, and collaboration.
GISA is a non-profit association of private, independent K-12 schools throughout the state. The mission of GISA is to advance excellence and collaboration among Georgia’s independent schools by serving the professional growth, advocacy, academic, arts, and athletic needs of member schools. Each member school is unique while sharing a unified commitment to overall excellence, as well as the nurture and care of the physical, intellectual, social, and moral development of all students.
To better serve our association’s growing membership, a new GISA division was established in 2021, the Georgia Independent Athletic Association (GIAA).
This premier athletic league provides opportunities for athletic competitions encouraging each student athlete’s overall academic, spiritual, social, and physical development. (information from GIAA website).