Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

School Accreditation

Seventh-day Adventist schools are accredited by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) which is approved by the U.S. Department of Education as a school accrediting agency, and by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) for the purpose of enrolling non-immigrant (F-1) students.  Some of our schools are further accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) through AdvancEd.  There is a new trend for our schools to accredit with Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).

In Georgia, SDA schools are additionally accredited by the Georgia Private School Accreditation Council (GAPSAC), which has been approved by the State Board of Education and by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia for transfer of credits, and by the Georgia Student Finance Commission for HOPE scholarship eligibility.

In North Carolina, SDA school accreditation under the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) is recognized by the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education.

In Tennessee, SDA schools are State Approved as Category II schools (agency approval through a non-public school approval agency).

All Seventh-day Adventist schools in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference, therefore, enjoy accreditation that is recognized both nationally and by the state educational authorities in each state.