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Any owning school or legal entity that has a good character and is dedicated to the goals of the company may apply for accreditation by the company within three years of its acceptance in the application. Any natural or legal person who owns more than one own school is nevertheless entitled only to membership of the company. A private school seeking to present itself must have the following characteristics: • Be a private school that pays taxes • Have a written anti-discrimination policy communicated to the public • Be an academic school consisting of all PK-12 classes whose educational curriculum meets the standards established for accreditation • Comply with the attendance laws of the state in which the school operates. • Complies at all times with the objectives, statutes, regulations, rules and regulations of this body Members are entitled to free initial legal advice on personal matters from McCartan Turkington Breen`s lawyers on matters such as rentals, hire purchase agreements or disputes with neighbors, traffic accidents, trusts and wills and criminal injuries. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. An applicant school is a status that indicates that an institution has obtained initial recognition from the association and has committed to applying for accreditation and certification, if applicable. The application is a prerequisite for membership as an accredited member and has a maximum duration of three years. At the discretion of the Board of Directors, the term may be extended in exceptional and exceptional circumstances.

The requirements for candidate school status are as follows: • The school must be in operation for a period of at least two years. • The school must submit a written request that includes, among other things, the length of the school`s class, student summary, lesson plan and philosophy, and the school`s goals or objectives. A copy of the school brochure or catalogue and the pupils` progress report must be attached. • The school must meet the association`s participation standards. • The school must conduct and submit self-study of the entire school program within three years of admission to the association. • A school begins the academic accreditation process by submitting an eligibility checklist and letter of intent to the company. There are no accreditation fees or fees for additional sites, the school is responsible for paying the cost of the visiting committee that conducts the required site visit. The academic accreditation cycle is seven (7) years. • Schools applying for therapeutic certification must also submit a letter of intent and a suitability checklist.

Certification fees range from $975.00 to $1750.00 depending on the level. There is no charge for additional pitches. Therapeutic schools are certified for a period of five (5) years. The certification levels are: -Level I Emotional Growth Schools: Guidance and guidance as part of the program. Treatments or therapies are not offered on a regular basis, but may be available as needed. Therapists can be collaborators or external references. -Level II counseling schools available: Clinicians are provided for students who need counseling or therapy. Clinicians regularly provide services at the school. -Level III Therapeutic Schools: Regular therapy is part of the ongoing curriculum and is a requirement for ALL students in school. -Level IV Acute Therapeutic Schools: designed for students with severe psychiatric problems.

Regular and continuous intensive treatment is proposed. There are several therapeutic sessions a day and there is a psychiatrist on staff. • During the pre-accreditation period, the school must conduct self-study under the supervision of NIPSA. Self-study will address all stages of school operation and involve all segments of the school community. Self-study includes: • Philosophy and goals • Organization and leadership • Curriculum • Teaching and learning • Student services and activities • School staff • Parent community • School facilities • Finance • A completed School Improvement Plan (SIP) • Dormitories and dormitories (in the case of residential schools) • Early Years Program (for schools in this category) • Special education (but not therapeutic – the case applicable) • Therapeutic certification (if applicable) Forms for requesting legal advice can be downloaded below. • Accredited members must submit an annual report; report any significant changes in management, site or management; and report on the status of the recommendations of the Visits Committee during the third year following the granting of accreditation. There are no products in this category. If subcategories appear on this page, they may contain items. An accredited member is a membership status that indicates that the school has substantially achieved its stated goals and demonstrated its commitment to continued growth and the pursuit of excellence.

Only one accredited member may sit on the Board of Directors. The requirements for accredited membership are: • The school must currently be in good condition (including payment of all dues and student evaluation fees). Any NIPSA member who suffers bodily injury as a result of an accident, whether in the performance of his or her duties or not, who has contracted an illness at work or who has suffered an injury resulting from the negligence of a third party, has access to the union`s legal assistance program (bodily injury). Access to this program is through the Executive Director (Membership and Legal Services) at NIPSA headquarters. • A visiting committee conducted a site visit to review the self-assessment and recommend accreditation to the Board of Directors, which includes the Accreditation Committee. After becoming a candidate school, the school can begin the process of becoming an accredited member. Competitive broadcast prices are available to members through McCartan Turkington Breen. Employment issues that cannot be resolved through the union`s normal bargaining mechanism may be referred to union counsel. In all cases, this must be done by the appropriate officer at NIPSA headquarters, who will decide whether this is the appropriate course of action. • The Board of Directors will have approved the recommendations and recommendations of the Visits Committee.