Policy Statement on Accreditation

 

In keeping with the definition of accreditation given above, GACS has adopted the following policy statement on school accreditation:

Quality in educational programming offered by Christian schools is essential for the continued growth and effectiveness of Christian education.  Accreditation is one means of self-improvement that promotes quality and a positive Christian testimony both within and without the sphere of Christian education.

GACS believes its accreditation program should be continued and promoted. It is based upon a system of voluntary self-improvement and peer review using criteria that are generally accepted as indicators of quality. Such a program should allow for the uniqueness of individual schools.

Realizing that the decision to participate in the Georgia Association of Christian Schools accreditation program is the option of each member school, accreditation should never be viewed as a test for fellowship or even for membership in the Georgia Association of Christian Schools.

 

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