Accreditation

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools

Accreditation is the affirmation that a school or other educational institution is providing the level of quality in its educational programs, services, activities, and/or resources expected by its community of stakeholders and endorsed by the education world. When the Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (CESS) accredit a school, they certify that the school meets the prescribed standards of quality of the Middle States Association.

To become accredited, or have its accreditation renewed, by the Middle States Association, a school must demonstrate that it meets the appropriate Standards for Accreditation. Recognizing the unique characteristics of schools and other educational institutions, the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools have adopted Standards for Accreditation appropriate for each type of member institution.

Standards for MSA-CESS Schools>>>Click Here

Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools

Accreditation is a valuable achievement among schools in our nation and around the world. To the general public, potential students and their parents, current administration and faculty members, current students, and all associated stakeholders, the achievement of “FACCS Accredited” status says:

  • We have voluntarily chosen to seek external validation of our performance as a school
  • We have gone through a rigorous, impartial evaluation by FACCS, which included peer school administrators, and have met or exceeded the standards.
  • We have created and are committed to a dynamic School Improvement Plan, therefore we are always looking for ways to improve who we are and what we do.

When a school becomes accredited, the following areas are closely examined in relation to the standards:

  • quality and continuity of the school’s leadership and governance
  • condition of school facilities
  • finances and fiscal stability
  • track record of student performance
  • academic standards of excellence and Christian emphasis
  • courses as they relate to transferability
  • effectiveness of student services
  • conditions of health and safety
  • qualifications of administration, faculty, and staff
  • commitment to long-range planning

Source FACCS Website

National Council of Private School Accreditation

The National Council for Private School Accreditation is dedicated to the accreditation process as a viable and responsible means of establishing a witness of school excellence. NCPSA is committed to accreditation based on the concept of voluntary peer recognition; that is, the principle that institutions sharing common purposes and distinctives are better able to assist one another in achieving the standards for academic excellence and responsiveness to their respective publics and the nation.

The National Council for Private School Accreditation seeks to promote and support independent and autonomous accrediting associations serving private early childhood, elementary, and secondary schools which are committed to quality educational programs

Source NCPSA Website

Curriculum

It is the desire of the school to provide a course of study which will produce spiritually strong Christians, while providing the finest of academic training.  Winter Haven Christian School uses the best Bible-based curriculum available to educate your children.  A Beka is primarily used in Elementary School  and WHCS is currently phasing in Saxon Math for our Elementary and Secondary programs.  Our Bible curriculum is Positive Action for Christ for our Elementary School and we use many strong Bible curriculum’s for our Secondary students.

Enrichment

Students at WHCS also participate weekly in all of the following special programs:

Chapel Services – WHCS welcomes speakers from local Bible-believing churches, Christian organizations, or strong Christians in occupations other than ministry.   Preschool through second grade meets at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday; third grade through fifth grade meets at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, and Secondary chapel (grades 6 & up) meets at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Computers – WHCS students learn age appropriate computer skills in our state of the art computer center in our Media Center.

Music – WHCS students receive vocal training and have the opportunity to be a part of our hand bell choir through our music program.  All students in grade K5 through 8th grade participate in our music performances, held two times a year.

Art – In an era where most schools are cutting their art programs, WHCS students learn the fundamentals of drawing and sketching in a weekly art class.

Physical Education – WHCS students learn the fundamentals and participate in age appropriate games and activities.

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) – Students in 5th grade take part in the nationally recognized D.A.R.E. program.  This program is taught by a local police officer who is a Christian believer and has his own children in Christian Schools.

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