Mission and Objectives

Mission Statement

ACCIS supports the essential work of college counselors in independent schools by affirming our unique leadership role in educational communities where we serve the young people in our care.


  • provide training and resources for independent school college counselors (e.g. Summer Institute, annual meeting, mentorship, newsletters, website)
  • provide accurate, informative research about national (and international) issues and trends in education (e.g. data collection and survey information)
  • shape, enhance and inform the educational opportunities in our independent schools
  • provide professional voice for independent school counselors in the regional, national and global dialogue (e.g. conference presentations, journal articles)
  • educate internal and external institutional leaders about the particular challenges and opportunities inherent in the educational continuum including the college admission process
  • augment the alliance with NACAC and NAIS
  • reinforce the message: students must be at the core of our work