What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is the affirmation that a school or other educational institution is providing the level of quality in its educational programs, services, activities, and/or resources expected by its community of stakeholders and endorsed by the education world. When the Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (CESS) accredit a school, they certify that the school meets the prescribed standards of quality of the Middle States Association.
Hobe Sound Christian Academy is accredited by the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS), the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and Cognia. Credits earned at HSCA can be transferred to either private or public schools in the United States or abroad.
FACCS offers schools a quality accreditation program based on nationally recognized standards and is one of the 18 fully recognized accrediting associations of the National Council for Private School Accreditation.
Since the turn of the 20th century, accreditation has had a major impact on American education, with Middle States Association among the pioneers in the field. Today it is a concept that few people understand and yet one from which many could benefit.At its inception, accreditation responded to the public demand for improved quality and greater accountability for schools serving society’s needs. The U.S. Department of Education- describes approved accrediting organizations such as Middle States as a “reliable authority as to the quality of education.” Accreditation is an external, objective validation of school quality and student achievement that fosters continuous school improvement.
Cognia is the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.