Accreditation & Memberships

The importance of accreditation is that it is an external, objective validation of school quality and student achievement that fosters continuous school improvement. Here at Florida Christian the process involves our entire FCS family. Administration, faculty, school board, parents, and students make contributions to the process. A school which wishes to be accredited applies to the state or regional association as a candidate for accreditation. That sets in motion a multi-year process involving a self-study by the institution together with a final review and report to the accrediting association. The self-study follows procedures and processes set forth by the accrediting commission. It is thorough, detailed and a blueprint both for accreditation and future success. The process is repeated on a cycle of years, (typically 5 – 7 years). Accreditation gives us the assurance that an independent, objective peer review of the school has been performed. Accreditation reassures us and our parents that the school has a plan in place to achieve its vision and attain its objectives. Accreditation is one more box that parents can check as they review schools which the feel might be a good fit for their children.

Accreditations

Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)
Cognia (formerly AdvancED)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)
National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA)
The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA)
Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF)
The Florida Schools Music Association (FSMA)
The Florida Vocal Association (FVA)
The Florida Thespians
The Florida Junior Thespians

Links to each agency’s website

FACCS – Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
http://www.faccs.org/

Cognia- (formerly AdvancEd)
https://www.advanc-ed.org/

Middle States Association of Elementary and Secondary Schools
https://www.msa-cess.org/

National Council for Private School Accreditation
http://www.ncpsa.org

Florida High School Athletic Association
https://www.fhsaa.org/

Independent Schools of South Florida
http://issfschools.org

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