In addition to being a Green Apple member in good standing, the private school must meet the following eligiblity criteria:
Must be licensed, registered, or verified exempt from licensing/registration with the State Department of Education
Must adhere to a nondiscrimination policy
Must be incompliance with local, state, and federal regulations
Must adhere to Green Apple's Step by Step Process, Policies and Procedures, and Accreditation Standards
Green ApplePrivate School Accreditation, once obtained is valid for five (5) years when once again the private school must reapply for accreditation. Accredited private schools must submit an annual report to Green Apple on June 30th every year with exception to the inital year of accreditation and reaccreditation.
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.