Although there are numerous national and regional agencies that accredit schools, the Kansas State Board of Education is the only entity that can grant Kansas state accreditation to schools.
A brand new private school can seek state accreditation upon opening, or an existing non-state-accredited private school can seek to become state-accredited.
To open (or become) a state-accredited private school in Kansas:
For information about opening a non-accredited private school (includes home schools) in Kansas, please visit the Non-Accredited Private Schools (Homeschooling) page.
For information about opening a charter school, please visit the charter school web page.
A SUCCESSFUL KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills, and civic engagement to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification, or in the workforce without the need for remediation.”
Adopted by the Kansas State Board of Education, January 2016
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