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Welcome to ACCPAS

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS) was established in 2000 by the Council of Arts Accrediting Associations (CAAA) to review and accredit schools and programs providing non-degree instruction in the arts disciplines to children, youth, and adults.

This website outlines the purposes, operations, and services of ACCPAS, including the accreditation process for institutions, and information for artists, students, and the public. The six boxes below lead to the most utilized and salient information on the site.

All information on this website is updated as necessary to reflect the current policies and work of ACCPAS.