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What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a process schools use to monitor student learning and set school improvement goals.  Accreditation is an ongoing cycle of quality.

Why does CMP Value Accreditation?
Accreditation allows CMP, through self-reflection, to demonstrate, based on evidence, the quality and effectiveness of our program. Accreditation provides common language and perspective on areas of strengths, and areas of growth and improvement.
  • As a Charter School, we believe it is important to seek ACS WASC accreditation to show, based on evidence, our students are succeeding.
  • As a Montessori School, we believe it is important to seek AMS accreditation to show we are doing what we say we are doing, based on Montessori values and pedagogy.
ACS WASC/AMS Dual (Re)Accreditation Visits
During a typical Accreditation visit, CMP will host four visiting teams, with a total of 10-20 team members, over three days to review four charters at seven school sites.
(Re)Accreditation Preparation
Accreditation preparation is an on-going continuous process from one accreditation to the next. Some of the steps for re-accreditation include: applying for re-accreditation, self-study reports, campus beautification, and classroom preparation.

CMP is looking forward to the next dual re-accreditation visit in Fall of 2023.

Accreditation specific to:
  • American Montessori Society (AMS) 

*California Montessori Project is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and is accredited with non-traditional Montessori age groupings.  For Montessori schools, AMS membership is a way to endorse and engage with the world's foremost proponent of quality Montessori education. 

California Montessori Project is accredited, at all sites, through July 5, 2024. 

For more information on American Montessori Society please visit their website:  

  • Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools & Colleges (ACS WASC) 

"Public comprehensive, charter, and alternative schools in California use the ACS WASC/California Department of Education (CDE) joint accreditation process. ACS WASC accreditation is an ongoing six-year cycle of quality whereby schools demonstrate the capacity, commitment, and competence to support high-quality student learning and ongoing school improvement.

The ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning protocol guides schools into an ongoing improvement process that includes implementation, assessment, and refinement of the schoolwide action plan on an annual basis. Appropriate reports and reviews throughout the six-year cycle of accreditation support this process." 

California Montessori Project is currently ACS WASC Accredited through June 2023.  

For more information on ACS WASC please visit their website at


Reports and Certificates

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American Montessori Society (AMS)

CMP-San Juan
AMS CMP-Capitol
AMS CMP-Elk Grove
AMS CMP-Shingle Springs