VCA - Accreditation
Quality in Academics
Accreditation by a state governmental agency is an administrative mechanism designed to ascertain uniform education for all children in secular schools. It was established as a governmental means of causing local public school districts to provide what the state educational agencies determine as minimum academic and facility standards for all schools. Accreditation teams, therefore, investigate and approve and disapprove, facilities and curriculum, in educational institutions according to the criteria developed by secular educational administrators who may, or may not be Christians.
Vinemont Christian Academy has not sought accreditation by any governmental agency for several reasons:
V.C.A. would be required to use textbooks adopted by the state. Such texts are developed by secular writers who in many ways reject our Lord Jesus Christ, and in fact extol concepts contrary to the teaching of the Bible.
Furthermore, accreditation dictates that a school employ a curriculum and teacher certification standard often inferior, or in opposition, to those of Christian institutions.
It seems unreasonable for V.C.A. to expect parents to withdraw their child from a government school with its academic and moral ills and place him in a Christian school with the same curriculum, methods, and objectives.
Accreditation of a Christian school is not always necessary for a graduate who wishes to enroll in a college or university. Registrars of such institutions are interested in the academic merits of individual students, not in the name of the school of graduation.
Thus, they evaluate each applicant's academic aptitude through a nationally standardized test. The instructional program of V.C.A. is designed and implemented to properly train students who wish to continue their education beyond high school.
V.C.A. is a member of the Alabama Christian Education Association (ACEA) and the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS). V.C.A. is recognized in the community of public, private, and government school organizations, and has a reputation of having a quality educational program. This recognition has been earned over the years since V.C.A. began, by quality students who have attended and graduated, along with the quality of our school staff and the leadership of the pastor. V.C.A. has been awarded Accredited model status by ACE School of Tomorrow, whose headquarters is in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
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