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Welcome to the home of the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations. The mission of NFNSSAA is to ensure that state nonpublic school accrediting associations are focused on enhancing the quality of education through accountability, educational standards, and membership criteria. Membership in NFNSSAA is an added assurance to parents that their nonpublic schools of choice are true to their mission and purpose.
 
The National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations is an organization of state accrediting associations that serves nonpublic schools throughout the United States. NFNSSAA was founded in 1984 as a non-profit, federally tax-exempt organization. Membership in NFNSAA is determined by a set of accreditation standards and member criteria; see the overview listed below. Accrediting associations who are members of NFNSSAA are referred to as state chapters. To apply for membership contact the NFNSSAA President or Vice President; the contact information is listed under ‘members’ on the NFNSSAA website.


Accreditation Standards Process:
•Mission / Objectives
•Administration
•Professional Staff
•Curriculum
•Instructional Media / Services
•School Climate
•Parental / Community Involvement
•Physical Facilities
•Strategic Plans / Development
•Finances
NFNSSAA Criteria for State Membership:
•Articles of Incorporation & By-Laws
•Tax Exempt Status 501(c)(3)
•Board of Directors & Governing Body
•Established Educational Standards
•Annual Reporting Process & Forms
•Tracking Procedure for Recommendations
•Board Meetings Minutes
•Appeals Process


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