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The FCCPSA proudly maintains an accreditation partnership agreement that provides AdvancED/SACS accreditation to FCCPSA schools. This partnership allows schools to obtain both FCCPSA and SACS accreditation through one seamless process utilizing AdvancED unique protocols and platforms.   

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) requires that all full member senior high schools be accredited by one of 15 approved accrediting agencies.
http://www.fhsaa.org/
departments/membership/
accrediting-agencies
In 1996, the Florida Legislature established the Gold Seal Quality Care program to acknowledge child care facilities and family day care homes that are accredited by nationally recognized agencies and whose standards reflect quality in the level of care and supervision provided to children. http://www.myflfamilies.com/ service-programs/child-care/goldseal

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  • FCCPSA Accreditation Standards

    Florida Coalition of Christian Private Schools Accreditation, Inc. (FCCPSA) is an accrediting agency for faith-based schools that are in agreement with and daily uphold in practice our statement of faith, vision and mission.

    Our ultimate standards are the Bible and our relationship to Christ. All courses taught by FCCPSA accredited schools will reflect a Biblical world view and Christian principles, as outlined in the scriptures, including (but not limited to) those outlined in our statement of faith. This applies to all students regardless of grade level.

    FCCPSA is a Christian organization that adheres to the conviction that God has ordained that parents are responsible for the education of their children. Institutions can only derive authority to assist in that education when individual parents delegate it to them. FCCPSA schools do not attempt to replace a parent’s role, but, rather, serve as partners with the parents as they seek to do God’s will in the education of each child. Deuteronomy 6:5-7
    We believe that God has given every family member a purpose. From janitor to doctor, all vocations are honorable. Education for the Christian consists of two parts: academic training, that the children may become responsible and productive adults in society, and spiritual training, that they may become effective stewards of God’s Word. FCCPSA desires to equip traditional and non-traditional Christian schools with the tools necessary to carry out their administrative responsibilities, maintaining high academic standards, and providing a place where families and children can fulfill the purpose that God has set before them. Proverbs 22:5-7

    Private School Accreditation Standards

    Domain One: Leadership Oversight

    The capacity of leadership to ensure an institution's progress towards its stated objectives is an essential element of organizational effectiveness.
    An institution's leadership capacity includes:
       1. The fidelity and commitment to its institutional purpose and direction,
       2. The effectiveness of governance and leadership to enable the institution to realize its stated objectives,
       3. The ability to engage and involve stakeholders in meaningful and productive ways, and
       4. The capacity to enact strategies to improve the performance of learners and educators.

    Standard 1: The Institution
    The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commits to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.

    Standard 2: Governance
    The school operates under governance and published policies, that provide ethical guidance, promote and support student performance and evaluate school effectiveness.

    Standard 3: Leadership
    The school leadership and staff support challenging, equitable educational programs and learning experiences for all students that include achievement of learning, thinking, and life skills that are founded on shared beliefs about teaching and learning.  

    Standard 4: Improvement
    The school’s leadership implements a continuous improvement process that provides clear direction for improving conditions that support student learning.

    Domain Two: Teaching/Learning

    The capacity of leadership to ensure an institution's progress towards its stated objectives is an essential element of organizational effectiveness.
    The impact of teaching and learning on student achievement and success is the primary expectation of every institution. An effective learning culture is characterized by:
       1. Positive and productive teacher/learner relationships,
       2. High expectations and standards,
       3. A challenging and engaging curriculum,
       4. Quality instruction and comprehensive support that enable all learners to be successful, and
       5. Assessment practices (formative and summative) that monitor and measure learner progress and achievement.
    Moreover, a quality institution evaluates the impact of its learning culture (including all programs and support services) and adjusts accordingly.

    Standard 5: The Learning Culture
    All personnel are committed to the written core values of the school, and to creating a culture where the school’s values and beliefs about teaching and learning provide opportunities for creativity, innovation, collaboration and the development of positive relationships that support student achievement.

    Standard 6: Curriculum Alignment
    The school’s curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.

    Standard 7: Instruction
    The instructional program is carefully developed, documented and well executed to meet high expectations and individual students’ needs. Instruction employs a wide variety of effective strategies preparing students to meet future educational goals, and implements, evaluates and monitors processes that lead to student success.

    For additional information contact the Administrative office.

    Standard 8: Evaluation for Improvement
    A wide range of data is collected including appropriate stakeholder input which is monitored and adjusted systematically to update a continuous improvement plan for student learning and ongoing professional development.

    Domain Three: Resource Allocation and Budget

    The use and distribution of resources support the stated mission of the institution. Institutions ensure that resources are distributed and utilized equitably so that the needs of all learners are adequately and effectively addressed.
    The utilization of resources includes support for professional learning for all staff.
    The institution examines the allocation and use of resources to ensure appropriate levels of:
       1. funding,
       2. sustainability,
       3. organizational effectiveness and
       4. increased student learning.

    Standard 9: Resources Designated to Professional Learning
    The institution has programs in place to bring all staff members into the culture of the school, receive appropriate training, and opportunities for professional learning to ensure they have the knowledge and skills necessary to improve learner achievement and organizational effectiveness.

    Standard 10: Recruitment and Retention
    The institution hires and retains qualified professional and support staff sufficient in number to fulfill the roles and responsibilities necessary to support the school’s purpose, direction, and the educational program.

    Standard 11: Resources Designated to Professional Development
    The technology infrastructure supports the students and school personnel use, range of media, and information resources to support the school’s educational programs.

    Standard 12: Budgeting Process for Effective Use of Resources
    The school appropriately and effectively allocates resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.

    Domain Four: Compliance/Safety

    As a partner with parents in the education and training of students, institutions affirmatively assume a great responsibility that those students are adequately and pro-actively protected including:
       1. That all areas where students or staff will have access to are properly licensed, maintained and inspected regularly to ensure a safe, sanitary, and secure environment.
       2. That any person who will have regular or direct contact with students is properly screened.
       3. That all private and or privileged information of students, parents and staff are protected.

    Standard 13: Regulatory Compliance
    The institution ensures compliance with all applicable federal and state regulatory requirements, and it is in good standing with all regulatory agencies.

    Standard 14: Employee Records
    The institution ensures compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, with regard to employees.

    Standard 15: Student Records
    The institution ensures compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, with regard to student records and enrollment.

    Standard 16: Safe, Sanitary and Secure
    The school maintains the campus, facilities, services, and equipment to provide an environment that is safe, sanitary, secure and orderly.


    Administrative Office:
    P.O. Box 5100
    Deltona, FL 32728-5100
    386-218-5310
    joe.gibilisco@fccpsa.org

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