Accreditation and Affiliations
State Accreditation – FCS has been fully accredited by the North Carolina Christian School Association (NCCSA) effective June 1, 2011. Our teachers are certified through the NCCSA.
National Accreditation – FCS has been fully accredited by the American Association of Christian Schools effective June 1, 2011.
Regional Accreditation – FCS has been fully accredited by the Middle States Association effective May 1, 2012.
Please read below for full details and links to accreditating agencies.
NCCSA accreditation provides a benchmark for Christian 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 Christian education professionals who scrutinized the following areas: philosophy and administration, personnel, curriculum and pedagogy, assessment, fiscal management, facility and safety, and special services. 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.
The NCCSA accreditation program has been formally recognized by the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education. The NCCSA accreditation program is also approved by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) through a co-accreditation agreement with the North American Christian School Accrediting Agency (NACSAA). As part of the onsite team visit, a representative of the NACSAA participated in the peer review and report writing process. As a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation, NACSAA partners with the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) to provide co-accreditation to NCCSA and NACSAA member schools desiring to pursue regional accreditation.
FCS is a member of the North Carolina Christian School Association.
FCS is a member of the American Association of Christian Schools.
FCS is fully approved by the North Carolina Non-public Education Division.
FCS is listed as a SAFE School for completion of an onsite security assessment in December 2007.