Green Apple Accreditation Standards are developed by industry specific professionals and meet or exceed State Regulations. The GAACS Accreditation Standards are reviewed periodically to keep pace with industry changes and expectations for high quality programs. GAACS standards are comparable to other national and regional accrediting agencies.
Proposed changes to the standards are posted on this website with the deadline to make comments. GAACS members and the general public are invited to make comments on or recommend standards during the Standards Review Period.
ACCREDITATION STANDARDS MANUALS
The complete standards manuals are not available on this website. The accreditation standards manuals may be downloaded FREE of charge through the My GAACS Account. For a hard copy in print, USB, or CD there is a $5.00 charge for processing.
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Green Apple Accreditation of Children's Services (GAACS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed, disability, or national origin in the administration of its programs. GAACS is an independent, nationally recognized accrediting agency that accredits schools and children's behavioral health programs. International Green Apple Accreditation (IGAA)is the international accrediting agency and sister organization ofGAACS. IGAA and GAACS are not affiliated with any other accrediting agency.