Ongoing Accreditation - Public Schools and Centers

Ongoing Accreditation - Public Schools and Centers

Accreditation is an ongoing process

An accredited public school or center (elementary, middle, and high school) must host an Accreditation Visiting Team every 10 years; e.g. the Decennial Visit. Because Accreditation is an ongoing process, NEASC expects that members schools will make continuous efforts between visits to address the recommendations highlighted during the Decennial Visit and maintain communications about their progress through required follow up reports and any special progress reports that may be requested. It is the role of the Commission to monitor the progress of schools as they address the Standards for Accreditation. 

Application for Accreditation

As you approach the start of a new accreditation cycle, the initial step in the process is for you to complete the online Application for Accreditation.

An Application for Accreditation must be completed and returned to the office of the NEASC Commission on Public Schools in order for a Decennnial Visit to be scheduled. Once the Commission office processes the application, scheduling a Collaborative Conference and Decennial Accreditation visit will begin, and the principal will be notified of the scheduled Visiting Team dates.

Go to the online application

As you complete your Application, please consider the following:

  1. If you wish to keep a copy of the completed Application for your files, please click print while in the browser before submitting.
  2. We will be requesting the names of members of your Steering Committee so we can prioritize their invitations to participate on a Visiting Team.  If these individuals have already been identified, their contact information can be forwarded to the Commission office at the same time as the application.

Training workshops and seminars

Training workshops and seminars are regularly scheduled in order to provide schools with guidance regarding the follow up reports and to assist schools in future planning and implementing school improvement.

Schools that have submitted an application will be invited to attend an Accreditation Seminar where they will receive further instructions about the NEASC Accreditation process. If your school has submitted an application but has not yet received a seminar invitation or has not signed up, please contact us immediately.


Please contact Donna Spencer-Wilson at or (781) 425-7719.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you and supporting your school improvement efforts.