The recognition status is based upon compliance with AMI standards. Each level receives a distinct status, which may or may not be the same as other levels at the school. The AMI Recognition Program currently includes the following program levels: Assistants to Infancy (0-3), Primary (3-6), and Elementary (6-12).
Recognition Status and Process
Recognized indicates that all classes at the program level are led by AMI trained teachers and all AMI standards have been achieved.
Affiliated indicates that two out of three classes or three out of four classes, or multiples thereof, are led by AMI teachers. All other AMI standards have been achieved.
Associated indicates that 50% of the classes are led by AMI trained teachers. The Associated status is also a transitional category for schools that are in the process of developing programs that meet all of the AMI standards.
Recognition Year – recognition status is verified each academic year after a program has first been recognized. The recognition year is updated to the current academic year when that verification process is completed.
New – a program entering the recognition process for the first time has “new” in brackets after the recognition status. This is removed after the verification process is completed.
Provisional – programs entering the recognition process for the first time in 2020-21 and 2021-22 without an in-person consultation have “provisional” after the recognition status. This confirms that the program documentation submitted meets the standards for recognition but that it may be operating under local constraints due to the pandemic.