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ACCREDITING COMMISSION FOR
COMMUNITY AND PRECOLLEGIATE ARTS SCHOOLS

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS) was established by the Council of Arts Accrediting Associations (CAAA) to review and accredit schools and programs providing non-degree instruction in the arts disciplines to children, youth, and adults. ACCPAS does not review undergraduate or graduate degrees, or programs providing professional credentials in an art form.

Further information about ACCPAS and its operations is available within the sections of this site listed in the left sidebar.

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A Guide to Assessing Your Community Arts School: Questions for Internal
Review and Reflection

Developed jointly by ACCPAS and the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the Guide is designed to assist community arts school leaders with the important task of organizational assessment and to make the ACCPAS accreditation process more user-friendly.

Download free-of-charge.

ACCPAS Handbook and Accreditation Procedures

The revised 2007 editions of the ACCPAS Handbook and Procedures for Accreditation are available to download as free PDF files.

Click here to be redirected to the accreditation materials page of the Web site for access to the latest editions of the Handbook, Procedures for Accreditation, and forms.

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