Accreditation: North Central Association - Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement
All ACES Xavier schools are accredited by the North Central Accreditation Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, an accreditation arm of AdvancED.
AdvancED is a consortium of educational institutions that provides accreditation and consultative services to accredited schools and school systems. In April 2006, the North Central Association (NCA), the Southern Association (SACS) and the National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE) came together to form one strong and unified organization under the name of AdvancED. AdvancED is the world's largest educational community, representing over 23,000 public and private schools and districts in 30 states and 65 countries and serving nearly 15 million students.
To be accredited, the system must:
- Meet the AdvancED Accreditation Standards for Quality School Systems and ensure that all schools meet the AdvancED Standards for Quality Schools.
- Engage in continuous improvement.
- Demonstrate quality assurance through external review.
A detailed description of the AdvancED accreditation process can be found at www.advanc-ed.org .