The board decided to apply, Hart said, and “do our best.”
“Let’s see if we qualify, and if not we’ll see what they say to correct, just do it and try again,” Hart said. “But all of our hard work paid off.”
Accreditation is a big deal for a small organization, Hart said, because most accredited nonprofits are larger.
“There are schools, but it’s kind of a rare thing because, honestly, it’s a lot of work,” Hart said.
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According to an ECFA press release, an accredited organization “demonstrates its willingness to follow the model of biblical accountability.”
This includes compliance with the group’s seven responsible stewardship standards, which are financial oversight, transparency, good governance of the board of directors, commitment to doctrine, compliance with laws, ethical compensation and collection of information. ethical fund.
“We are pleased to accredit a ministry committed to preparing students from early years to grade 12 to make an impact in the world for Christ,” ECFA President Michael Martin said in a press release .
Hart said the accreditation comes at a time when the school is feeling good about its COVID-19 protocols and the learning happening in classrooms.
“So far, everything is fine,” she said of the current school year. “I feel like we’ve had all of the last year, unlike our public school counterparts, to really develop our tracking systems.”