Midland Christian School was recently approved for a five-year accreditation by Christian Schools International.
“We worked hard to achieve this status,” said Head of School, Carianne Robbins. “Accreditation recognizes Midland Christian School with what is regarded as the gold seal of excellence from a nationwide accrediting body that has been working to advance Christian education for nearly 100 years.“
“It also reassures families that send their children to Midland Christian School that they are receiving an excellent education that is integrated with our Christ-centered mission,” Robbins said.
The accreditation was awarded after a year-long process followed by a two and a half day on-site visit by a team of six educational professionals from various schools in Michigan and Georgia. The team reviewed the validity of information the school submitted, analyzed school improvement goals and collaborated with the faculty and board to explore what the school will look like in five years when it accomplishes the goals of its school improvement plan.
Accreditation is both significant and a significant effort, according to Bob VanWieren, Accreditation Program Director of Christian Schools International of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“Schools must analyze their academic program, student services and operations based on best-practice standards and their own Christian mission,” VanWieren said. Midland Christian School joins a select group of 112 other schools accredited by Christian Schools International.
“We are excited about where God is leading Midland Christian School in the next five years,” Robbins said. “We have a great team of teachers, parents and board members working together to make sure we have a solid foundation of excellence in the education we provide. This accreditation is confirmation that we’re on the right path and encourages us to press on to the high calling of educating children to impact the world for God’s glory.”
Midland Christian School is a multi-denominational school founded in 1960. The school offers a classical program with challenging academics based on a foundation of Biblical truth for students in grades Pre-K through 12. It is the first and only classical Christian school in the Great Lakes Bay Region. More information is available at www.midlandchristianschool-mi.org.
Founded in 1920, Christian Schools International works to advance Christian education in North America and worldwide. The organization supports schools in their task of teaching students to know God and his world and to glorify him through obedient service. Those interested in more information may visit www.csionline.org.