Member Services

Delivering targeted support to our member schools

Personalized Staff Support
VAIS provides support tailored to the needs of individual member schools and their leadership. For schools in their infancy or interested in accreditation, VAIS will provide additional consultation.

The accreditation process for VAIS has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education Committee (VCPE) on Accreditation as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education. At the international level, the VAIS accreditation process is recognized by the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA). Universities and colleges throughout the country recognize VAIS accreditation, and VAIS is recognized by the College Board as an accrediting body for secondary schools located in Virginia. While the United States Department of Education can only recognize bodies for higher and adult education, VAIS accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Government for such purposes as certification by the Immigration and Naturalization Service for foreign students and 
access to military academies and programs.

Professional Development
Great schools depend on active and engaged teacher-learners. VAIS recognizes the need to lead the way toward educational realities and innovations in the school environment, while also staying faithful to those practices that are tried and true. VAIS offerings reflect input from faculty and administrators for learning opportunities that are affordable,
effective, and readily attainable.

Legislative Services and Regulatory Monitoring
VAIS safeguards the independence of member schools through representation on the Virginia Council of Private Education (VCPE) Board of Directors and the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA) Board of Directors.
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