Accredited comes from the same root word as credible (to believe or trust). Accreditation, therefore, acknowledges a school’s credibility – its believability. Although some might see an accrediting agency as giving credibility to a school, in actuality the process of accreditation ascertains and acknowledges the school’s credibility by providing external witnesses.
The ICAA accreditation process has several steps which provide for a first-hand witness and validation of the schools credibility, and adheres to the Biblical principle that “in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (II Corinthians 13:16)
Accreditation is as much a process as it is a result. During the process schools find help, encouragement, and a maturing into the kind of school that God called them to be. This cooperative effort among like-minded schools exemplifies the Biblical accounts of the body of Christ as it functions and works together to become strong and mutually beneficial under the headship of Christ. (Romans 12, I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4).
Schools are invited to join this program and become involved in an exciting venture accreditation – so that the school will be blessed by both the process of becoming and the result of being all that God has called the school to be. On this site you will find helpful information in starting the accreditation process with ICAA.