Newsletter December 2019
ADVIS Welcomes Newest Team Member: Candyce Wilson
Candyce Wilson joined ADVIS in late August, on a part-time basis as Member Services Assistant. She has been a wonderful addition to our team! If you have not yet had a chance to meet Candyce, please be sure to introduce yourself at a program next year!
Enrollment Trend Report
We are working on our annual Ten Year Enrollment Trend Report, sliced and diced by every segment and region of our membership – be on the lookout for it in late January!
E. E. Ford/ADVIS Transformative Models for Independent School Sustainability Grant Program Update:
E. E. Ford/ADVIS Transformative Models for Independent School Sustainability Forum Grants: Five funded innovative projects involving collaborations among 14 schools, PAISBOA and SEPCHE (Southeastern PA Consortium for Higher Education) are at various stages of their work together. We continue to monitor progress and look forward to sharing news about these projects with the membership, and beyond, beginning with an ADVIS/E.E. Ford School Sustainability Project Exposition in November 2020, date and location TBA.
Coming Soon: MCRC@ADVIS/CSA Equity in Action Grants Round 2
Last year, three $5000 grants were awarded (from 17 strong proposals) to ADVIS educators to fund projects/research related to best practices for diversity, equity and inclusion in our schools and communities. Grant recipients were supported to apply and present at regional and national conferences, including the very successful MCRC@ADVIS DEI Conference in October, and Carney Sandoe’s upcoming Forum Diverstiy in Philadelphia in January, as well as NAIS’s PoCC and Annual Conference. Related expenses are fully funded. Round two of the Equity in Action Grant program will open for applications early in 2020 – why not start thinking about your proposal during Winter Break?
Season's Greetings From ADVIS
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New Nondiscrimination Policy Guidelines
Nonprofit Nondiscrimination Policy May Now Be Published Online
Good news! In May 2019, the IRS updated the guidelines for publishing a private school's racially nondiscriminatory policy with respect to students to allow a school to publish its racially nondiscriminatory policy on its "primary publicly accessible Internet homepage at all times during its taxable year (excluding temporary outages due to website maintenance or technical problems) in a manner reasonably expected to be noticed by visitors to the homepage." The notice cannot be behind a password or paywall, and it must be on the primary landing page. The notice provides sample language that may be used, and the notice is effective as of May 28, 2019. The notice provides sample language that may be used, and is available here:
For the current academic year, ADVIS has placed our group ad in area publications as is our custom. We will work to educate our schools about this new option and re-evaluate whether to continue to place these advertisements as we begin 2020-21.
NAIS Annual Conference Comes to Philadelphia!
We are excited to welcome the 2020 NAIS Annual Conference back to Philadelphia (for only the second time), and more than 5,000 educators to our region, from February 26 – 28, 2020! Register before January 24 to receive the Early Bird discount and to secure spots in the most sought-after ticketed events – be sure to check out the
list of special events
as there are several new, interesting options, especially the session for school trustees on Wednesday afternoon (ADVIS is deferring our usual spring trustee program to this event).
NAIS will extend the discounted member rates to all ADVIS members, regardless of whether your school is currently a NAIS member. This offer, combined with Early Bird pricing, saves ADVIS members up to $400+ off the cost of registration. Please note, you do not need a special code to activate the NAIS member rate, the appropriate discount will be applied once you log into the conference registration site.
We hope to see you in Philly! You can check out the complete program and register by visiting
Be sure to watch for the invitation to our reception for members and friends Friday afternoon, co-hosted by ADVIS, Friends Council, PAIS and PAISBOA!
Take Advantage of DASL Data
The new DASL data are ready for use. All ADVIS members that submitted data are eligible to pull reports, while NAIS members get the benefits of that data through the
2019–2020 DASL Databook
: tables and charts that will help you visualize how your school compares in key areas such as student ratios, admission funnel statistics, and more. All schools can access
Facts-at-a Glance for
, and for comparison to all
NAIS schools, here
Ten more ADVIS schools participated than last year – a good thing in that we count on your participation to pull aggregate statistics that we use for marketing and planning purposes – thank you!
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