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Value-Added Benefits of Cooperative Accreditation    

As a cooperatively accredited member of the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, your school has access to a range of value-added benefits that only Middle States provides.

In addition to the use of our various accreditation protocols, which include options for newly developed schools to those that are already high performing with a strong foundation, other value-added benefits of dual accreditation with Middle States include:

  • Eligibility to apply for special recognition of exemplary programs through our Programs of Distinction initiative.
  • Access to a worldwide network of more than 2,600 member schools and added credibility that your school is on par with similar schools around the globe.
  • Multiple perspectives and increased diversity among peer evaluators, adding to the validity and reliability of your school’s self study.

Accreditation through Middle States – the worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement – is seamlessly coordinated with our partner agencies, effectively providing your school the best of both worlds.

We encourage you to take advantage of all the benefits cooperative accreditation through Middle States provides. To learn more about the services available to you, contact Dan Rufo, Director of Accreditation, at 267.284.5041 or

Did You Know...
  • The U.S. Department of Education requires schools to be accredited through Middle States in order to be eligible for certain federal funds and to offer student visas.
  • Middle States works cooperatively with the U.S. Department of Education and Foreign Ministries of Education to confirm a school’s curriculum and instruction are adequate to prepare students for post-secondary education in American colleges and universities.
  • Some grants and scholarships are only available to graduates from Middle States accredited schools.
  • All colleges and universities in the United States recognize Middle States accreditation.
  • Middle States accreditation is one of the pre-requisites used by the College Board in determining a school’s eligibility to serve as a College Board test center and to offer Advanced Placement Courses
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