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The mountaineering program at Asheville School, the South’s premier co-ed college preparatory boarding school, recently joined the ranks of the world’s top tier outdoor programs after it became one of only 11 secondary schools worldwide to receive an Association of Experiential Education Accreditation.Read the full article
Ed Maggart, Director of Mountaineering at Asheville School for the last 25 years, was thrilled when the Association of Experiential Education granted Initial Accredited status to the school’s mountaineering program earlier this month.
“We have always had an outstanding Mountaineering Program at Asheville School and now we are in a small community of top tier accredited outdoor programs,” Maggart said.
This accreditation, which is valid for five years, is based on compliance with the following AEE standards: Philosophical, Educational & Ethical Principles, Program Governance, Program Oversight and Management of Activities, Human Resources (Staff Selection, Hiring, Training and Supervision), Transportation, Equipment, Nutrition, and Hygiene, Venue Selection and Appropriateness, Environment and Culture, and Technical Skills – Land and /or Water Based.