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AEF is a fully accredited program through various local, state, federal, and international bodies

AEF Schools is Fully Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/CASI)
AEF Schools has been granted full accreditation by the prestigious Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/CASI)

Accreditation by SACS Commission on Colleges signifies that the institution (1) has a mission appropriate to higher education, (2) has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, and (3) maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives.


AEF Upper Campus is fully accredited by COGNIA


  • AEF High School:
    • School # 5447
    • Class I Academic Institution
  • AEF Lower School:
    • School # 4106
    • Class I Academic Institution
  • AEF Westham
    • School # 7247
    • Class I Academic Institution


College Board

  • SAT / College Entrance Examination Board
  • CEEB
  • Authorized

ACT / Testing

  • Authorized


US Department of Education Institute for Educational Services
NCES School ID 0102103
Department of Education-Office of Independent Education & Parental Choice to accept:

I-20 – U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Approved School

  • Registered with SEVIS – (Student & Exchange Visitor Information System) for Attendance by Non-Immigrant Students

Title I, Title II, Title IV Qualified School

Click to see AEF Schools (Alternative Education Foundation) Gold Transparency Rating for 2023

Gold Transparency 2023