AccreditationOnce you have made the commitment to continue your education and get your high school diploma, there is an endless selection of programs from which to choose. Some of them are traditional and classroom-based, others are held entirely online. The question is this: How are you supposed to know whether these programs are legitimate?
A high school diploma program will seek some form of accreditation in order to prove its legitamacy and competency.
What does accreditation mean?
Accreditation means that a third party has evaluated the High School and determined that their program of study is suitable and up to standard.
There are many forms of accreditation. The best type of Accreditation is Regional Accreditation which is moderated by the US Dept of Education. A typical public 4 year High School in your city is an example of a Reqionally Accredited High School.
Unfortunately, an Online Program like the one offered by Stone Coast Academy cannot be Regionally Accredited since it does not offer traditional, classroom based learning. However, that does not mean that Stone Coast Academy is not accredited. Our unique system of testing has lead us to find a different (Non-Regional) accreditation agency and that has brought us to the NCIPS.
Stone Coast Academy has applied for and been accepted for accreditation by The National Commission of Independent and Private Schools (NCIPS). The NCIPS is an accreditation organization that evaluates and accredits online programs. Schools must work very hard to meet the standards of NCIPS and that's what we strive for at Stone Coast Academy. The standards set forth by NCIPS will not only improve the quality of education in schools such as ours but even more than that, those standards will improve the overall quality of learning in all our nation's schools.