Department of Education
The Department of Education (DepEd) formulates, implements, and coordinates policies, plans, programs and projects in the areas of formal and non-formal basic education. It supervises all elementary and secondary education institutions, including alternative learning systems, both public and private; and provides for the establishment and maintenance of a complete, adequate, and integrated system of basic education relevant to the goals of national development.
National Council for Private School Accreditation
The National Council for Private School Accreditation is a Consortium of Accrediting Associations for the Recognition of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Private Schools. Serving as a national review panel for the standards and review procedures of private school accrediting associations with sixteen member accrediting associations.
Accreditation International transcends national boundaries and assists in the development of nations’ educational systems. Ai relies on a key group of education experts and accreditors—both national and international. These experts have not only facilitated the design of Ai but are also those who will lead the accreditation processes for schools. Much of the work related to developing new accrediting associations in countries outside the USA will be done by the International Council for Education in cooperation with Accreditation International.