When looking for a partner in high-quality education for your child, accreditation matters. When a school holds accreditation status, it means an outside agency has thoroughly vetted its academic programs for rigorousness, quality, and adherence to educational standards. Additionally, it ensures that a school is stable, both fiscally and structurally.
Accreditation provides confirmation that the promises the school makes about the delivery system, courses, teachers, student support, and the tuition and fees are fair and trustworthy. To maintain the accreditation status an on-site audit is conducted by the accrediting body every five years to ensure that high standards remain and ongoing development is in place.
In addition to accepting transfer credits between schools, another benefit is that accreditation puts a stamp of approval on graduates. Graduating from an accredited school indicates that graduates are ready to study at a college level. This is important to colleges and universities when reviewing a new student acceptance.
Enlightium Academy is proud to be associated with many academic organizations to provide a high-quality education for our students. Below is a list of our accrediting bodies, as well as our approvals, memberships, recognitions, and Co-Op schools.
|Cognia (formally AdvancED)||Schoolwide accreditation for grades K-12 since 2012|
|Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)||Accredited for online education in grades 3-12 since 2018|
|Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE)||Schoolwide accreditation for grades K-12 since 2017|
|Washington State Board of Education||Enlightium Academy met and maintains all of the requirements for private school approval in the state of Washington|
|College Board||Since 2008, Enlightium’s curriculum includes approved Advanced Placement (AP) courses and teachers // CEEB Code: 481292|
|National Collegiate Athletic Association||Since 2015, Enlightium’s curriculum includes NCAA-approved honors and standard coursework // CEEB Code: 481292|
|Northwest Nazarene University||Since 2017, Enlightium’s teachers have served as adjunct professors in courses approved for Concurrent Credit (CC)|
|Washington Federation of Independent Schools||Member since 2019|
|Merit Scholar Society||Member since 2008|
|National Honor Society||Member since 2008|
|National Junior Honor Society||Member since 2008|
|Heritage Christian School||Dayton, OR|
|The Future Elite Academy CA||Lancaster, CA|
|Gifted Hands||Nairobi, Kenya|
|Summit Christian Academy||Spokane, WA|
|Reflections Academy||Thompson Falls, MT|
|Redeemer’s Boarding School||Tonasket, WA|
|Sinai International Academy||Vietnam HCMC|
|Pinnacle Christian School||Weatherford, TX|
|Homeschool.com||Seal of Approval // Top 100 Educational Websites of 2017|
|HowToHomeschool.net||Recipient of the Best Homeschool Programs and Resources of 2018-2019 Award|
In general, accreditation attests to the quality of an educational program as a whole. However, attending an accredited school most benefits students in preparing them to achieve post-high school goals and apply to competitive colleges or universities.
Ensure academic excellence, quality, and adherence to educational standards
Admissions, transfer credits, scholarships, and financial aid packages
Accreditation is a complex process that requires a thorough on-site examination by education experts in these key quality areas:
If you’d like to learn more about accreditation, here are a few Enlightium Academy blogs that you may be interested to read.