Accreditation and Memberships


Calvary Christian High School is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS).

Founded in 1895, SACS CASI accredits over 13,000 schools and school systems throughout the United States and overseas. SACS CASI is an accreditation division of AdvancED. AdvancED is also the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE).


Founded in 1978, ACSI has over 5000 member schools in 100 countries with 1.2 million students and 70,000 teachers and administrators. ACSI is an association speaking with a viable and authoritative voice in education and enabling effective Christian schools to be recognized as essential and contributing to the public good. As a result, Christian school students worldwide acquire wisdom, knowledge, and a biblical worldview as evidenced by a lifestyle of character, leadership, service, stewardship, and worship.


The Florida Council of Independent Schools  (FCIS) was founded in Jacksonville in December 1954. The Council has grown to become one of the largest independent school organizations in the United States. FCIS currently consists of 159 schools located throughout the state from Pensacola in the northwestern panhandle to Key Largo in the southeast. The Florida Council of Independent Schools is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and an affiliate of the Council for American Private Education (CAPE). FCIS is a founding member of the Florida Association of Academic Non-Public Schools (FAANS). Membership in FCIS is conferred only by decision of the Board of Directors. 



Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA)
The Florida High School Athletic Association was founded on April 9, 1920. The Florida Legislature, in 1997, gave the FHSAA statutory recognition as the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida. The FHSAA has shown a steady growth in membership throughout its 89-year history. Currently, the FHSAA has a total of 748 member schools. The aim of the FHSAA is to promote, direct, supervise and regulate interscholastic athletic programs in which high school students, whose schools are members, compete.


Southern Baptists Association of Christian Schools (SBACS)
SBACS exists to advance church related Christian school ministries by fortifying school leaders with information, training, professional networks and an influence artery. SBACS is a nonprofit organization of Christian schools whose member schools are sponsored by Southern Baptist churches, state conventions or share a common vision and mission. Today approximately 600 Christian schools are supported and operated by Southern Baptist churches and state conventions. SBACS is committed to programs that encourage and support excellence in Christian education, a biblical worldview in curriculum and admissions policies that make Christian education available to all students regardless of race, national or ethnic origin.