CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
CIAS is fully accredited by Florida Coalition of Christian Private Schools Accreditation (FCCPSA) as well as the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).
FCCPSA is an association of Christian leaders, private school administrators, and homeschool advocate lawyers whose primary focus is providing informative leadership, and oversight to Christian private homeschools. FCCPSA has set up an administrative network throughout the state of Florida to strengthen and aid schools in accomplishing their ultimate goal: the building of Godly families.
FCCPSA is dedicated to recognizing and improving the educational and spiritual quality in private schools, regardless of size. It is committed to building strong, Godly foundations for children by preparing them for the purpose that God has called them. Under this organization, it is our intent to teach and train children in Biblical precepts.
FCCPSA is listed with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) as an approved accrediting agency. The FHSAA list of approved accreditng agencies includes only fifteen agencies in the State of Florida.
CIAS is currently completing the SACS regional accreditation process through Cognia.
The state of Florida does not accredit private schools directly or endorse any private school accrediting associations. Each college or university institution is responsible for maintaining their own list of qualified accrediting associations and/or schools. Colleges are now required to determine the validity of high school diplomas due to changes in the U.S. Department of Education regulations under Title IV. To that end, the FCCPSA has worked closely with the various Department of Education offices in Tallahassee and the registrars of the Florida College System institutions throughout the state. This has led to students from FCCPSA accredited schools being admitted to every state college and university in Florida.
Because of our high standards of academic excellence, transcripts recording completed high school credits issued by CIAS have always been accepted by other private and public schools, as well as colleges, technical schools, universities around the world and all branches of the U.S. military, without exception.