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Accredited through Christian Schools of Florida (CSF)
National Association of Christian Education (NACE) and
National Council on Private School Accreditation (NCPSA),
A member of Middle States Accreditation Association, (MSAA)
Formerly Accredited through Advan-Ed (SACS).

The Strands

Strand 1: Clear Purpose: Mission and Vision

Accreditation Data (Team Assigned):
Clyde A. Graham, Kat J. Crowell, Caroline Burton Farmer, Melinda Parker-Brown

Specific Items for Peer Review Team:

  • School’s Mission Statement
  • School’s most recent Vision Statement
  • Short- term and Long-term goals

Strand 2: Spirituality: Stimulating Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Accreditation Data (Team Assigned):
Melinda Parker Brown, Pastor Kat Crowell, Shamim Valliani, Martha Marin Minister, Johnnie Reynolds

Specific Items for Peer Review Team:

  • Philosophy of Education reflecting a commitment to
  • Biblical/transformational perspectives
  • Evidence of compliance with Doctrinal Standards of CSF or compliance with Transformational Education

Strand 3: Leading: Governance and Leadership

Accreditation Data (Team Assigned):
Pastor Crowell, Pastor Rhella Murdaugh, Melinda Parker Brown

Specific Items for Peer Review Team:

  • Policy Manual – a manual containing policies of the Board and not previous Board minutes
  • Pictorial diagram of the school’s governance pattern
  • If a church related school, a policy stating the relationship of the sponsoring church to the school

Strand 4: Teaching and Learning

Accreditation Data (Team Assigned):
Shamim Valliani, Salima Ali, Lourdes Supulveda, Martha Marin, Caroline Farmer, Melinda Parker Brown, Clyde A. Graham

Specific Items for Peer Review Team:

  • Curriculum Guide: contains scope and sequence and Instructional objectives/learner outcomes
  • Parent and Student Handbook
  • Current certificates FROM health, safety, sanitation, background screening, fire
  • Current annual school instructional calendar and DAILY schedules

Strand 5: Documenting: Gathering, Codifying, and Using Results

Accreditation Data (Team Assigned):
Caroline Burton, Clyde Graham, Melinda Parker Brown, Salima Ali

Specific Items for Peer Review Team:

  • Test records of students showing progress in the curriculum
  • Test records of students showing performance in nationally normed reference tests
  • Test records of students showing performance in PSAT, ACT, SAT tests
  • Student record system

Strand 6: Resources: Personnel, Material, Financial and Systems

Accreditation Data (Team Assigned):
Lakesha Colyer, Pastor Kat Crowell, Steven Yager

Specific Items for Peer Review Team:

  • Enrollment – current and trends
  • Faculty and administrative staff information including certification and other
  • Data substantiating suitability of teaching assignments
  • Financial records for the previous and current school year in the format of an operations budget as well as an outside financial review
  • Insurance coverage
  • Published nondiscrimination policy for admission
  • Current compliance certificates for health, safety, sanitation, background screening, fire

Strand 7: Transparency: Communicating School Improvement with Board-Determined Ministry Partners/Stakeholders

Accreditation Data (Team Assigned):
Caroline Burton, Cldye Graham, Melinda Parker Brown, Salima Ali

Specific Items for Peer Review Team:

  • Results of community surveys: Parents, Board, Students, Faculty, alumni, and other stake holders identified by the Governing Board
  • Examples of communication vehicles used with school community

Strand 8: Commitment to Continuous School Effectiveness and School Improvement

Accreditation Data (Team Assigned):
Kat Crowell, Melinda Parker-Brown, Caroline Burton, Salima Ali

Specific Items for Peer Review Team:

  • Narratives contained in the Focus Area Report
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