The accreditation of Faith Christian Academy (FCA) has been affirmed by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) effective May 1, 2016 for a term of four years. MSA-CESS accreditation provides a benchmark for schools which measures standards, performance, integrity, and quality. Schools engage in a voluntary process of self-evaluation against accepted best practices and educational standards. This evaluative process involved the visit of an accreditation team of education professionals who scrutinized the following standards for accreditation: mission, governance and leadership, finances, facilities, school organization and staff, health and safety, educational program, assessment and evidence of student learning, student service, student life and student activities, and information resources. The accreditation process is designed to assist schools in achieving a standard of excellence and provides the framework for the on-going School Improvement Program (SIP) of the school.
MSA-CESS accredits preK-12 public, private, parochial, charter, non-degree granting career and technical post-secondary institutions, special purpose schools, supplementary education centers, learning services providers, and distance education institutions. MSA-CESS traditional region includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, as well as 85 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Subcontinent of Asia, and other regions around the world. In recent years, through its cooperative partners, CESS has expanded its scope to include schools and institutions seeking accreditation throughout the United States and around the world.
The Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools works with public and private schools that serving preK through elementary-aged children, including several special purposes schools and educational institutions. The Commission on Secondary Schools works directly with public and private schools that serving students from middle school through post-secondary, non-degree granting programs, and several special purpose schools and educational institutions, including distance learning. Both Commissions build on the rich history of the Middle States Association by working to improve the quality of education in the region and around the world.
FCA is also accredited with the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), the North American Christian School Accrediting Agency (NACSAA), the North Carolina Christian School Association (NCCSA), and is recognized by the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education and the American Association of Christian Schools.