Accreditation is a process in which certification of competency, authority, and credibility is presented to an educational institution. It is granted by an outside agency which verifies that a school meets challenging - but achievable - standards of quality. It involves not only the faculty & staff, but the larger school community as well. The significance of accreditation can be summed up in one word – accountability. By submitting our school, our staff and our curriculum to these authorities, we’re demonstrating that we want to be held to higher standards of excellence.
Middle States Accreditation of Colleges and Schools (MSA) is one of only six regional accrediting organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education. It is considered one of the premier accrediting agencies among such organizations. Achieving MSA accreditation provides students with transcripts and diplomas which are recognized in nearly all academic settings.
Accreditation with Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is a process of assessment and ongoing development specifically for Christian schools. The benefits for the school and its students are similar to those of MSA. However, ACSI accreditation is conducted within the context of a Biblical worldview. The standards for staff certification, curriculum & instruction, and even the structure of our school building itself are part of an ongoing review process which seeks to improve every aspect of our service model.
Recognition from the Czech Ministry of Education (MŠMT) is very difficult for private foreign institutions to obtain. We are pleased and proud to provide this for our students. MŠMT recognition allows citizens of the Czech Republic and the greater European Union to receive instruction at CISP without obtaining special permission from local authorities. It provides reciprocity among national schools should a student be required to transfer to a new city. Ultimately, it validates our students’ academic endeavors while at CISP.
The Child Safety & Protection Network is a collaborative network of mission agencies, faith based NGOs and international Christian schools intentionally and strategically addressing the issues of child protection. The Network began in September 2006 and now has 114 organizations who are part of the network.