Why Consider AACS Accreditation?
Accreditation is a means whereby the AACS can assist member schools in building stronger Christian schools. Accreditation is voluntary. It is not an attempt to license or to regulate. In order to be accredited, a school must present a philosophy of education that conforms to biblical standards generally accepted by Christian educators. A school voluntarily participates in the accreditation process and can withdraw at any time.
The concepts of being approved, seeking counsel, and performing a self-analysis are biblical. Such verses as Romans 12:17; 2 Corinthians 8:21; Romans 14:8; Philippians 1:10; James 1:22-25; Proverbs 15:22; and others speak of these concepts. The Bible exhorts Christians to be self-governed with the aid of the Holy Spirit and to seek wise counselors as they endeavor to grow in wisdom and stature. Counselors must be full of spiritual wisdom in order to give proper biblical counsel. The process of accreditation strengthens a school through self-analysis and then provides the added benefit of wise counselors in the form of an accreditation team who evaluate the school by standards that reflect both academic quality and fidelity to scriptural principles. (Taken from the AACS Accreditation Manual, pg. 17)
Some Helpful Documents and Links
Path and Procedures
Standards for Accreditation
Fees and Expenses
Accredited Schools List
Teacher Certification Information
Questions about AACS Accreditation?
Contact MSAACS Regional Director, Matt Ticzkus.