Adding Grades or Programs to a VAIS Accredited School

Accreditation Cycle and Requirements

A school creating a new program or adding new grades should establish the programs, note in their promotional materials that the new programs or grades are not accredited at that time, and seek re-accreditation within its existing accreditation cycle. At the time of the next visit, the school must write a separate report regarding the grades added to include rationale and mission alignment, as well as detailed curriculum mapping. A school may request a new accreditation cycle beginning with a full self-study process including the new program or grades. If accreditation is mentioned in the school's literature, note what grades and programs are accredited. 

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