We believe
the world will find true global tolerance and peace through education.
We believe
education can improve the quality of life for all human beings.
We believe
schools and school systems have the capacity to improve.
We believe
in the power of education to change the life of a child.

About Us

We are AdvancED

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Our goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, our commitment is to help schools improve.

Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, we serve as a trusted partner to 32,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations. AdvancED was created through a 2006 merger of the PreK-12 divisions of the North Central Association (NCA) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)—and expanded through the 2011 acquisition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).

Our Focus

VISION

Create a world of opportunities for every learner.

MISSION

Lead and empower the education community to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

VALUES

Dream Big. We are not constrained by the current environment or framework even as we work within existing systems.

Stand for the Learner. We represent the interests of all learners with a commitment to equity and integrity.

Be Bold and Daring. We take risks that support our beliefs.

Drive Potential. We create and initiate change, growth and innovation in our work but also among each other. We embrace the individuality we bring and strive for excellence as a team.

Be Tenacious. We are relentless in pursuing our mission.

Build Connections. We expand and nurture our internal and external relationships.

Our Leaders

AdvancED is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and relies on a dedicated staff. Most critical to our success are the more than 18,000 volunteers—including educators, researchers, policy analysts, business leaders, and others—who’ve chosen to donate their time and expertise to help us conduct external reviews, analyze the data, and provide guidance to schools.

Join Our Team

At AdvancED, our mission is to lead and empower the education community to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.  We believe every learner should have access to high-quality instruction, learning materials and education services that will help them succeed in and out of school. We are passionate advocates for all learners. If you share that same passion and are looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of students around the world, consider joining our team.

We're looking for experienced professionals who believe in the power of education, can drive innovative ideas that deliver results and embrace our core values. If you're looking to start a new career, consider employement opportunities with the leading education and school improvement organization in the world. Contact us at employmentopportunities@advanc-ed.org to learn how you can become a part of our team.

Open Positions:

 

AdvancED is an equal opportunity employer. AdvancED does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law in any of its activities or operations.

Read Our Reports

We are AdvancED

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Our goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, our commitment is to help schools improve.

Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, we serve as a trusted partner to 32,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations. AdvancED was created through a 2006 merger of the PreK-12 divisions of the North Central Association (NCA) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)—and expanded through the 2011 acquisition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).

Our Focus

VISION

Create a world of opportunities for every learner.

MISSION

Lead and empower the education community to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

VALUES

Dream Big. We are not constrained by the current environment or framework even as we work within existing systems.

Stand for the Learner. We represent the interests of all learners with a commitment to equity and integrity.

Be Bold and Daring. We take risks that support our beliefs.

Drive Potential. We create and initiate change, growth and innovation in our work but also among each other. We embrace the individuality we bring and strive for excellence as a team.

Be Tenacious. We are relentless in pursuing our mission.

Build Connections. We expand and nurture our internal and external relationships.

Our Leaders

AdvancED is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and relies on a dedicated staff. Most critical to our success are the more than 18,000 volunteers—including educators, researchers, policy analysts, business leaders, and others—who’ve chosen to donate their time and expertise to help us conduct external reviews, analyze the data, and provide guidance to schools.

Join Our Team

At AdvancED, our mission is to lead and empower the education community to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.  We believe every learner should have access to high-quality instruction, learning materials and education services that will help them succeed in and out of school. We are passionate advocates for all learners. If you share that same passion and are looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of students around the world, consider joining our team.

We're looking for experienced professionals who believe in the power of education, can drive innovative ideas that deliver results and embrace our core values. If you're looking to start a new career, consider employement opportunities with the leading education and school improvement organization in the world. Contact us at employmentopportunities@advanc-ed.org to learn how you can become a part of our team.

Open Positions:

 

AdvancED is an equal opportunity employer. AdvancED does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law in any of its activities or operations.

Read Our Reports