ACISC™ International Accreditation is fully and entirely developed by ACISC™, reflecting our mission, values, diverse membership, and our Code of Ethics. Educational leaders developed the protocol based on research of school development and improvement, with feedback from more than 200 schools in 50 countries.

There are four drivers for our protocol:


The implementation of the mission, vision and values, including the development of global citizenship, as defined by the school.


Protection, safety, security and overall wellness.


The nature and quality of learning and the resulting progress made by the students.


As defined by the ACISC™ mission and definition of global citizenship.

Furthermore, it is characterized by:

  • the inclusion of recommendations made by the International Taskforce on Child Protection, embracing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the UN Declaration of Human Rights
  • the ACISC™ Community Survey, managed by ACISC™ research experts, which allows your school to include specific questions for an annual climate survey
  • a strong focus on futures learning
  • the promotion of sustainable school improvement, innovation and the research-centred school
  • a strong foundation based on research and developing pedagogies
  • online tools for collaborative planning and writing reports

One of the first steps any prospective student should take before enrolling in a college or university, is to verify whether or not the school is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency. ACISC™ is a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

The robust relationships between our member universities and member schools are a key element in our mission to shape the future of international education.

ACISC™ is a membership community working collaboratively to shape international education through professional services to schools, higher education institutions, and individuals. Global citizenship is the centre of everything we do at ACISC™  to support our members.