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AISA has been serving independent schools in Alabama since 1970.

AISA/SACS Accreditation

The AISA proudly maintains an agency partnership with AdvancED/SACS and serves as the Lead Agency in this partnership.  This partnership allows schools to obtain both AISA and SACS accreditation through one seamless process, with the AISA serving as the managing partner in this process and utilizing AdvancED unique protocols and platforms.

The AISA is focused on quality and continuous school improvement in the independent school environment. Quality is about the dynamic combination of inputs, processes, and results working in harmony to achieve the school’s vision for student learning. The AdvancED Standards for Quality Schools and AISA Assurances provide this comprehensive view of quality.  Schools should use the standards and AISA Assurances to focus on the end goal of quality. The educational practices referenced in the AISA Accreditation Manual can be used to support both the AISA Assurances and the corresponding AdvancED Standards for Quality Schools when schools are looking for a guidepost.  The practices highlighted in the manual are examples of benchmarks of good practice.

If you would like more information, regarding AISA/SACS accreditation, please contact AISA Academic Programs Director, Michael McLendon, for more information at 334-833-4083 or by e-mail at

AISA/SACS Accreditation Manuals

Benefits of Membership

Member schools have voluntarily joined the AISA and follow the guidelines and standards in order to provide a quality school and in order to provide a quality school program.

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