- Is Our Savior Christian Academy an accredited school?
Yes. We represent one of the more than 2,300 early childhood centers and preschools that are operated by congregations and christian day schools within The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. More than 129,000 children, ranging in age from infant/toddler to five years of age, are involved in these programs. Additionally, our congregations operate 945 elementary schools which serve 107,000 students. Of these, 700 schools are accredited under the National Lutheran School Accreditation program.
- How is a school accredited?
More than 250 specific indicators (practices and documentation) quantify a school's compliance with standards defined by National Lutheran School Accreditation.
- Does Our Savior Christian Academy hold Missouri accreditation in addition to the national standard?
Yes. We hold state accreditation through MNSAA (Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association). The Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association is affiliated with the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations, which is recognized by the United States Office of Education and CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education).
- What is required to hold on-going MNSAA accreditation?
Schools are re-accredited on an annual basis. It is the responsibility of accredited schools to file an Annual Report Form. These reports along with the annual dues are submitted to the school's sponsoring agency or to the Association President for a non-affiliated school. An evaluation committee of the Missouri Chapter reviews all reports. This committee recommends to the Board of Directors a specific accreditation status for each school. Upon approval at the annual meeting, accreditation is granted for the upcoming school year.