A program that meets the standards is qualified to identify itself as a HighScope Accredited Program and to operate as a HighScope Demonstration Program in the area(s) in which it received curriculum endorsement (e.g., preschool, elementary). Each HighScope Accredited Program receives a certificate acknowledging its status as a HighScope Accredited Program and a half-price scholarship for one staff member to attend the annual International HighScope Conference.
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Program Accreditation standards:
All lead teachers must be HighScope Certified Teachers.
Average score of 4.0 on the Program Assessment — Sections V through VII of the Preschool Program Quality Assessment (PQA) administered by a HighScope Certified Trainer. (HighScope recommends that the PQA be administered by a HighScope Certified Trainer from outside the agency.)
Current government license or certificate.
$65 processing fee submitted together with the application form, PQA, and supporting documentation to the International HighScope Registry.
HighScope Program Accreditation lasts for 3 years. The standards and forms for Reaccreditation are the same as for initial accreditation.