Accreditation, Certifications, and Memberships:
Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA):
The mission of the Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association, Inc. (ANSAA) is to maintain and enhance the quality of education within our diverse member schools through assessment, accountability, and internal review. Using a process of self-study and professional site visits, ANSAA schools demonstrate compliance with established standards which are designed to support ongoing improvement.
AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Our goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, our commitment is to help schools improve.
COUNCIL ON EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS AND ACCOUNTABILITY (CESA):
The Council on Educational Standards and Accountability exists to motivate, support, and hold accountable Christian schools that aspire to superlative academic standards, institutional best practices, and collaboration with like‑minded schools.
The Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA) serves Christian schools and Christian organizations through leadership services, academic enrichment, programmatic development, professional development, and by providing fellowship and fraternity to those who serve within Christian institutions. Coming alongside schools and organizations, CESA seeks to enable Christian schools with rigorous, objective standards to guide their development, providing schools with the tools necessary to reach such standards and the networks necessary to propel Christian schools with excellence and accountability as their hallmarks.
Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS):
Accreditation is a voluntary process of self-evaluation and continuous improvement that reflects compliance with required standards/indicators; involves a self-study; and includes a peer review by educators from outside of the school. Independent schools that seek accreditation through SAIS understand that the process is designed specifically with the school in mind. SAIS accreditation allows the school to tell their story, to set their goals, and to be independent, while still fulfilling the stringent and focused compliance requirements of the SAIS process. SAIS accreditation focuses on the school and it's efforts to fulfill the school’s mission.