Accreditation is the affirmation that a school or other educational institution is providing the level of quality in its educational programs, services, activities, and/or resources expected by its community of stakeholders and endorsed by the education world. When the Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (CESS) accredit a school, they certify that the school meets the prescribed standards of quality of the Middle States Association.
To become accredited, or have its accreditation renewed, by the Middle States Association, a school must demonstrate that it meets the appropriate Standards for Accreditation. Recognizing the unique characteristics of schools and other educational institutions, the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools have adopted Standards for Accreditation appropriate for each type of member institution:
• Standards for Schools (2014) • Standards for School Systems • Standards for Career and Technical Institutions • Standards for Educational Service Agencies • Standards for Supplementary Education Organizations • Standards for Learning Services Providers
CCCA is also a member of American Christian Education Association which represents a large number of Christian Schools throughout the United States.