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AASSA Invitational Membership


AASSA offers an Invitational Membership for those schools that wish to take advantage of AASSA’s services but not realize the Full Members’ savings on full services.

Heads of Invitational Member schools are not eligible for positions on the AASSA Board of Trustees nor do they have voting privileges in Association matters.


Criteria for Invitational Membership

Schools must:

  1. be elementary and/or secondary schools
  2. be led by a Chief Administrative Officer
  3. have English as the primary language of instruction
  4. Invitational Member schools who are not fully accredited may be approved by committing to achieving accreditation within five (5) years by an organization recognized/approved by AASSA (U.S. regional accrediting agencies or CIS)
  5. have governance characteristics similar to those described in U.S. regional accreditation association governance standards
  6. agree to adhere to the principles, purposes and objectives of AASSA


Benefits of Invitational Membership


Invitational Member schools may:

  • Utilize AASSA’s purchasing service for a 10% service charge with no hidden charges—a savings of 2-5% compared to the market average.  Because AASSA buys in bulk, we pass along to our members the discounts we receive from vendors. Our shipper Ideal Cargo offers highly competitive rates for warehousing (which is free for 30 days) and shipping to AASSA member schools.
  • Accredited Schools Only:  Attend the annual AASSA Recruiting Fair for a registration fee of $1,000 and pay only $800 for each candidate hired—the lowest fees of any agency.  Another advantage of this fair is that it is regional and all candidates aim to work in Latin America.
  • Attend AASSA professional development conferencesAASSA offers four main professional development conferences per year: a Business Managers’ Institute in Miami in July, a Board Chair–Heads’ Governance Conference in Miami in September, and an Educators’ Conference in South America in March/April+
  • Receive sponsorship funding for hosting professional development institutes open to AASSA member schools
  • Participate in AASSA’s Payment Processing Service to facilitate salary payments to your staff for $6.00 per transaction. 
  • Participate in the biennial AASSA Salary and Benefits Survey for the region
  • Awards to AASSA heads of school for both service and outstanding contributions to the region
  • Contribute to and receive the AASSA Newsletter and participate in the AASSA Blog
  • Participate in the Aprenda Test of Spanish Proficiency
  • Receive the monthly Klingbrief and weekly Marshall Memo
  • Arrange regional consultants through the Consultant Search Service
  • Student Awards:  the AASSA Global Citizens Award sponsored by TieCare and the Margaret Sanders Scholarship


Please click here to submit an online application for

AASSA Invitational Membership

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