In the 21st century international cooperation and competition encourages parents to make sound choices for their children’s education. Accreditation assures students, governments, and others that a participating educational institution is striving to meet and exceed the quality assurance standards and indicators needed to advance its students.
Accreditation International (Ai) provides accreditation services in 5 institutional areas of education:
Kindergarten through 14th grade institutions located inside and outside the United States of America providing a national or international course of instruction by teachers to students.
Career & Technical
Institutions through 14th grade which offer specific programs and/or degrees of instruction relative to the development of a student in a specific field categorized as career and technical education. (The Council on Occupational Education – COE provides the services related to the accreditation activities of this area for Accreditation International – Ai.)
Education in which students through 14th grade take academic courses by accessing information and communicating with the instructor asynchronously over a computer network. (Distance Education programs must meet the definition of schools as defined by Ai.)
Early Childhood Education
From birth to kindergarten, education, activities, and/or experiences in a qualified institution that are intended to effect positive developmental changes in children prior to their entry into elementary school.
Institutions ranging in age participation from kindergarten through 14th grade that address particular subject matter, opportunities for enriched learning, and student deficiencies in a structured teacher/student environment outside the normal classroom.