ACCREDITATION OF THE ACADEMY
Accreditation by a regional accrediting agency is an administrative mechanism designed to ascertain uniform education for all children in secular schools. It was established as a governmental means of causing local public school districts to provide what the state educational agencies determine as minimum academic and facility standards for all schools. Accreditation teams, therefore, investigate and approve or disapprove facilities and curriculum in educational institutions according to the criteria developed by secular educational administrators who may not be Christians.
Accreditation of a private Christian school is not necessary for a graduate who wishes to enroll in a college or university. Registrars of such institutions are primarily interested in the academic merits of individual students, rather than in their school of graduation. Thus they evaluate each applicant's academic aptitude through nationally standardized tests. Our program is designed and implemented to properly train students who wish to continue their education beyond high school.
SBCA has received the distinction of NCA CASI regional accreditation via AdvancEd (a non-profit organization). The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) is the accrediting division of AdvancED, and is one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. According to their website, "AdvancED is the world's largest education community, serving more than 30,000 public and private schools across the United States and in more than 70 countries that educate over 16 million students."