The Howard School is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) now an accrediting division of AdvancED. SAIS – AdvancED/SACS accredited schools are part of an international network of accredited schools, which have demonstrated success in educating children. To earn accreditation, schools must meet quality standards, be evaluated by an outside group of peer professionals, and implement a school plan focused on strategic improvement and student performance. A school that is able to achieve accreditation demonstrates a commitment to a process that requires the school to meet a set of rigorous, research-based standards; to engage in a program of continuous school improvement; and to demonstrate quality assurance to its stakeholders through self-evaluation and peer review. As such, SAIS-/AdvancED/SACS accreditation is recognized throughout the world as a symbol of quality in education for students and teachers.