About Accreditation


Accreditation lays the groundwork for success for schools and students… Parents have long held education as a key to their child’s preparation and success in life. Equally, educators have known that a quality education is of the utmost importance for a child’s future. Quality and success are not mutually exclusive in the education process. Quality and student success go hand in hand and are why many schools seek accreditation.

Accreditation benefits parents and students. When a school or school system achieves accreditation, parents and the community can be assured that the top priorities are:

  • increasing student achievement
  • providing a safe and enriching learning environment
  • running an efficient operation

Students benefit from accreditation as well. Students are assured:

  • qualified teachers who are working to improve their methods
  • more focus on student learning
  • better transition from grade to grade
  • a rigorous, diverse, and sound curriculum based on quality standards
  • a range of student activities and support services
  • smoother transfer of credits from school to school
  • eligibility for special programs, grants, and scholarships
  • Parents play an important role in accreditation

Schools want parents to be actively involved in the continuous improvement process. Parents need to: 


  • stay informed about what’s going on at their child’s school
  • talk to other parents about the importance of education
  • join the school’s improvement team and/or Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  • give feedback to the school through surveys, focus groups, and parent meeting



National High School is proudly accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED. 

Our accreditation demonstrates our dedication to continuous improvement in all that we do. We are committed to providing students the opportunity to receive a rigorous, quality education through innovative learning methods. National High School offers a private, comprehensive, and affordable education to those students who desire to receive a high school diploma. SACS CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. 

To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement. Accreditation is granted on a five-year term, Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents, and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators. 


Virginia Council for Privte Education


National High School is accredited by AdvancED , whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education.

The VCPE role in approving appropriate accreditation processes for private schools in the Commonwealth evolved through a long standing relationship with the Virginia Board of Education (VBOE). The VBOE transferred accreditation oversight for private schools to the VCPE in 1985.

Many private schools in Virginia believe it is desirable to seek accreditation as a means of strengthening their programs and facilities and assuring the public that the published purpose and philosophy of a school are being fulfilled.