What It Means


Halifax Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI) and the National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA).

Students receive credit for each academic course completed. Graduating seniors receive a regular diploma recognized by the Florida Department of Education and accepted at all Colleges and Universities. Our high school curriculum is aligned with Florida State Standards, and credits earned are recognized throughout the country. We offer a 24 credit, standard diploma to our graduating students.

What Accreditation Means to the Student


Students who attend a school accredited by SACS-CASI and NIPSA 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
  • Access to a rich, diverse, and sound curriculum Access to a range of student activities and support services
  • Transferability of credits from school to school
  • 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 reciprocal agreements with sister accrediting organizations, students can continue their educational goals in the United States or around the world.

What Accreditation Means to the Parent(s)


A school's commitment to accreditation assures parents and the community that the school is focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation. An accredited school adheres to high quality standards based on the latest research and successful professional practices.

SACS-CASI accreditation means that your school has opened its doors to review and support from an organization bringing 100 years of experience in improving educational quality.

NIPSA is recognized as an accrediting body not only by the state of Florida, but also by many other states and countries around the world.  It currently accredits over 130 private schools around the world.