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We have GREAT NEWS! Chapel Hill has been working toward accreditation over the past several months. We are so proud and excited to share our self-study and required documents have been SUBMITTED… all 300+ pages, artifacts, and evidence!!


Our Accreditation will be through:

  • Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS)

    • Accreditation from TACS demonstrates a commitment to self-analysis and continued growth in rigorous Christian education and spiritual growth of our students. 


  • Cognia (Formally known as AdvancED):

    • Accreditation from Cognia is a valuable mark of distinction recognized around the world. Each year, Cognia identifies schools and systems that best exemplify excellence in education and stand out in their service to learners, based on the results of our rigorous accreditation process.


Accreditation will also provide the prerequisite for “Category Two (2)” approval by the State Department of Education.


Accreditation is a voluntary process that welcomes multiple outside agencies to perform an in-depth evaluation of all areas within our educational organization: 


  • Philosophy, Goals, and Mission

  • Administration and School Improvement

  • Communications, Advertising, and Publications

  • Legal Structures, Policies, and Procedures

  • Personnel

  • Fiscal Management

  • Curriculum,Scope and Sequence, Academic Goals and Target Performance Objectives

  • Pedagogy, Textbooks, and Technology

  • Assessments- Standardized Tests (IOWA), grade level assessments, and progress monitoring

  • Graduation Requirements

  • Extracurricular Activities

  • Bible and Chapel

  • Students, Parents, and Community Relations

  • Facilities and Safety

  • Kindergarten School Evaluation

  • Elementary School Evaluation

  • Secondary School Evaluation


Why is this important? Accreditation of a school has several important implications for families:


1. Quality Assurance: Accreditation is a process by which schools are evaluated to ensure they meet certain standards of educational quality. When a school is accredited, it is an assurance to families that the school has been assessed by an external body and found to meet certain educational standards. This can provide parents with confidence that their child will receive a quality education.


2. Post Secondary Transferability of Credits: If a family's child is attending an accredited school, the credits they earn are more likely to be recognized by other accredited colleges and universities. This is important for students who may pursue higher education after graduation.


3. Eligibility for Financial Aid: Many colleges and universities require that students seeking financial aid attend an accredited high school. Families with children attending accredited schools are more likely to be eligible for various forms of financial aid when their child goes on to college.


4. Accountability: Accredited schools are held to certain academic and ethical standards, and they are subject to periodic evaluations to ensure they continue to meet those standards. This accountability can be reassuring for families, as it means that the school is committed to providing a quality education.


5. Confidence and Peace of Mind: For many families, knowing that their child is attending an accredited school can provide peace of mind, as they have an external validation of the school's quality and commitment to education.


What is the next step? We are anticipating our final step November 29-30 and December 1st 2023… Our Accreditation Team Site Visit! The Accreditation Team serves in a consulting and recommending capacity while simultaneously performing an in-depth analysis of our school. The accreditation team will be observing classrooms, hosting stakeholder feedback meetings, conducting faculty and student interviews, and assessing the validity and alignment of CHCA’s self-study documentation, artifacts, and evidence.


The finalized Accreditation Team Report will be presented to the Accreditation Commission in January, with a recommendation for “approved” or “not approved” for TACS accreditation and for Cognia/AdvancED accreditation.


Thank you for your continued support, prayers, and encouragement!

“Together they built a school they love.”

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