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SBOE Recognized Accrediting Organizations

Currently, the following organizations are accrediting bodies eligible to accredit nonpublic K12 schools in Indiana:

  • Accrediting Association of Seventh-Day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (AASDU);
  • American Association of Christian Schools (AACS);
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI);
  • Christian Schools International (CSI);
  • Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS);
  • International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA);
  • National Lutheran Schools Accreditation (NLSA); and
  • North Central Association (NCA)/AdvancED.

On May 13, 2020, the Indiana State Board of Education approved the process by which third-party organizations may seek recognition as accrediting bodies for nonpublic K-12 schools. Details are available here. An overview of the rolling application timeline is below. Accrediting organizations seeking recognition by the Indiana State Board of Education must electronically submit a petition to schoolaccountability@doe.in.gov no later than November 30 of the year during which the organization seeks recognition.

August 1: Application window to submit notice of intent opens. Upon receipt of notice of intent, organizations seeking recognition will be provided the petition materials

September 30: Last day of the application window to submit notice of intent. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted. 

November 30: Deadline for organizations to submit their "seeking recognition" petition. Petitions submitted after this date may not be accepted.

Questions should be directed to schoolaccountability@doe.in.gov.