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Answers to Most Concerns about AccreditationAccreditation is one of the biggest concerns for people who wish to earn a college or high school on line diploma. A school accredited by the appropriate accrediting body can grant diplomas that lead to greater income opportunities and higher positions. A diploma that is given by a “fake” school can turn out to be a huge waste of time, energy and money. Do yourself a favor and make sure you know the facts about accreditation before you register for any online program claiming it is accredited.
A note concerning Accreditation and the US Department of Education.The US Department of Education has no authority to accredit or recognize any accrediting agency for Public or Private Elementary or Secondary Schools (High Schools). Accreditation is a function that is done by a few States; and in most cases, by private accrediting agencies after a peer review is completed. Our school, like all accredited schools, is accredited nationally by a third party, private accrediting agency.
For more information concerning the USDEO position on accreditation, please click this link to the US Department of Education.
Accreditation Overview.Accreditation is a third party review process for a school’s programs and policies to see if it meets certain criteria, generally set by an outside agency. When a school is found to meet the minimum criteria, it is granted accreditation. This process is usually very comprehensive and includes validating the school’s claims in depth for accuracy and to protect the consumer.
Why is accreditation important?Accreditation is meant to protect students, schools, and employers and ensure academic quality. It ensures that a school is teaching its students at a nationally acceptable level and provides programs that are found to have value and substance. Accreditation also guarantees the schools employs certified instructors that are qualified to teach the appropriate subject matter.
When a student receives an accredited high school diploma online by the right agency, he/she can be assured that it will be accepted by all employers, colleges and schools, government agencies and the military. Likewise, when an employer is considering a new hire, they can be assured that a graduate from an accredited online high school has received the training necessary and didn’t just pay for a diploma from a “diploma mill” school.
What if my school isn’t accredited?If you choose a school that isn’t accredited, you may find that many businesses and schools won’t accept your on line high school diploma. It may be difficult to convince employers and colleges to take your diploma seriously, particularly if it is in a traditional subject (math, English, history, etc.) If your diploma is in a less traditional subject, one which most schools do not offer, it may be easier for employers to accept your degree.
It also helps to make sure your school is registered with the appropriate State agency; for example the State Department of Education and membership to the Better Business Bureau is also helpful to ensure quality and legitimacy for an online high school diploma or GED program.
Lions Academy High School is registered with the Florida Department of Education. We comply with section 229.808 Florida Statutes requiring the yearly completion of the Florida Department of Education Non-Public School Survey.
Lions Academy High School is registered with the Florida Department of Education. Our assigned school code is: 3244
We comply with section 229.808 Florida Statutes requiring the yearly completion of the Florida Department of Education Non-Public School Survey. Our curriculum meets and exceeds both State and National guidelines for academic instruction.
Lions Academy High School is registered with the Sarasota County School District, as a private diploma granting high school. Please select from the drop-down screen. Please click here to confirm.
Lions Academy is a Member of the Association of Christian Schools International.
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To this end ACSI seeks to equip schools for greater effectiveness, year after year. The many programs and services we offer are intended to enrich the teaching of Truth—God’s Word revealed through Scripture as well as through creation. We seek to increase the vision for students’ intellectual development through Christian faculty who model a rigorous Christian mind in their teaching and leading. We believe that schools can increasingly achieve their vibrant mission as their operational practices grow in excellence.