Knollwood academic director Liba Peters said accreditation shows the school is committed to providing quality education.
“Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators,” Peters said.
To earn SACS CASI accreditation, schools must be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.
Mark Elgart, president of AdvancED, the parent organization of SACS CASI, said accreditation is a rigorous process focused on creating lifelong learners.
“Knollwood Christian School is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement,” Elgart said.
According to a press release, SACS CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, making it easier for students as they transfer from one school to another. Accreditation also ensures parents the school is meeting nationally accepted standards, the release said.
SACS CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary agency that accredits about 13,000 public and non-public institutions throughout the world.
The Alabama Independent School Association serves independent schools by providing members with educational and corporate services and programs focusing on academics, athletics and accreditation. Member schools voluntarily join the AISA and follow its guidelines for a quality school program.
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