Who We Are
While AdvancED’s reach is global, our service is local. With offices reaching every corner of the United States and throughout the world, including Latin America, the Middle East, and China, our service is truly personalized.
More than 18,000 volunteers, along with 200 staff members, engage in delivering high-quality school improvement and accreditation services. We are committed to helping each institution celebrate its successes, yet continue to push for excellence aided by an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement. Our staff and volunteers provide leadership, technical assistance, quality assurance reviews, and communication support to the 30,000 educational institutions involved with AdvancED.
AdvancED is led by a Board of Trustees and a staff Leadership Team, and the accreditation process is overseen by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission. Services are delivered by local and regional offices.
The rich tapestry of individuals who join AdvancED in serving a global education community do so with a deep commitment to education excellence and the success of all students now and in the future. Our people make the organization a truly powerful leader in the world of education.