Welcome to the blog of  Green Apple Accreditation and IGAA.

GAACS is a nationally recognized independent accrediting agency, founded in 2004. GAACS is a premier provider of accreditation for private and public organizations in predominately two industries: Education and Behavioral Health Care. 

GAACS was established by industry providers to ensure students receive a high quality education and patients receive optimum care.

Our Name 

The acronym GAACS stands for Green Apple Accreditation of Children's Services.

IGAA stands for International Green Apple Accreditation


We provide quality assurance, certification, training, and accreditation for schools and behavioral health programs to enhance the quality of services and outcomes for children.

Green Apple Goals 

Goal #1: Increase the quality of child care and early learning programs.
Goal #2: Improve behavioral health services for children, youth, and adults.
Goal #3: Establish a quality rating system for nonpublic schools based on proven best practices that rewards high quality nonpublic schools and school systems.
Goal #4: Help parents exercise their rights and responsibility for their children education.
Goal #5: Provide advocacy, support, and resources for member organizations, parents, and public policy makers.


Listing in GAACS Member or Accredited Programs Directory
E-Newsletters and Quarterly Magazine
Discounts on supplies, workshops, and the annual conference
Access to Member's Only Section
Legal Defense Fund Options
Use of GAACS Logos and symbols
Athletic League
Quality Peer Review