2020 Information


For Schools Hosting Decennial Accreditation Teams Beginning in 2020

Over the past several years, the Committee on Public Secondary Schools (CPSS) has been involved in a purposeful effort to reflect on the value of Accreditation and re-design the Accreditation process to better meet the changing needs of member schools. The new process, "A Vision for Learning", responds to concerns and suggestions made by member schools by reducing the time required to complete the Accreditation process and by allowing schools to align the process to existing school improvement efforts. Elements of the re-designed process include a Self-Reflection completed by the school, a Collaborative Conference held with a small team of peer educators, the development and implementation of a school growth plan, a reflective summary report completed by the school, and a scaled down Decennial Accreditation visit.

For a full description of the new process, please view the Materials for 2020 Schools >>

In addition to re-designing the Accreditation process, the Commission has revised the Standards for Accreditation. The revised Standards have been streamlined to better fit the re-designed Accreditation process, simplify the work of aligning to the Standards, and to support school improvement. 

Learn more about the revised 2020 Standards >>

View/download a PDF of the complete 2020 Standards >>