SKA Academy Of Art And Design is accredited from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). SKA received accreditation in November of 2011. This accreditation status recognizes SKA as a successful art education institution, while upholding our academy to high academic standards within art education.

SACS CASI accreditation engages the entire school community in a continuous process of self evaluation and improvement. The overall aim is to help schools be the best they can on behalf of the students they serve. The accreditation is awarded to schools which are able to fulfill a set of standards and indicators which are comprehensive statements of quality practices. Each of the standards contains various indicators which measure how thoroughly the school is able to fulfill the requirements of a successful educational environment. 

As a SACS CASI accredited intuition, SKA is part of a global network committed to standards of educational excellence. Accreditation means that SKA can improve itself from shared expertise and powerful professional learning through local and global workshops, training, conferences, and personalized service. 

What can accreditation mean for students? 

Students who attend a school accredited by SACS CASI can rest assured that the school is committed to raising student performance and held accountable for improving student learning on a continual basis. Accreditation means that students have qualified teachers who are continually working to improve their practices and teaching methods in order to increase student performance. SACS CASI accredited schools give their students access to a rich, diverse, and sound curriculum as well as access to a range of student activities and support services. Accreditation institutions also give students transfer-ability of credits from school to school as well as greater access to federal loans, scholarships, post secondary education, and military programs that require accreditation.

The school credits that students earn at an SACS CASI accredited school are recognized by schools, colleges, and universities globally. Through AdvancED's reciprocal agreements with sister accrediting organizations, students can continue their educational goals in the United States or around the world. 

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