FRCS is accredited by the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools. We are currently in our first cycle of the TACS school improvement plan to continue our accreditation. After much research, the faculty and staff have determined that writing, science, library development, and Alumni Association will be our target goals for improvement in this five year TACS cycle. We have just completed the first school year of the cycle. The next phase of the school improvement program includes collecting baseline data and implementing teaching methods, which will encompass the next 4 years. All faculty and staff devote a half hour per week during faculty meeting to work on staff development. FRCS is one of many Christian schools accredited by TACS.
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 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.
SACS CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school, but also assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.
FRCS is a member of the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) through the TACS. AACS is one of the leading organizations of Christian schools in the country. Founded in 1972 and now in operation for almost forty years, the AACS serves over 100,000 students and teachers in member schools throughout the United States. The general purpose and objectives of AACS are to aid in promoting, establishing, advancing, and developing Christian schools and Christian education in America.
The heart of the AACS is the federation of state associations who work in harmony with the national association in providing member services. AACS is unique in that it has the strength of a national coalition of Bible-believing Christian schools with the practicality of locally-controlled state associations. The AACS has historically been a voice for Christian education in Washington, D.C. Today that purpose is carried on with even greater vigor. Protecting member schools from government entanglement, as well as promoting religious freedom, Christian education, and family values are the driving principles in directing the AACS legislative effort.
Quality Christian education is a primary goal of AACS member schools. Outstanding educational programs are offered by AACS to help member schools enrich their academic programs. These include school accreditation, teacher certification, achievement testing, and others. The AACS is dedicated to quality, innovation, and excellence in education. The AACS Doctrinal Statement is founded on the Word of God. Schools which affirm the doctrinal position and pay the necessary dues are eligible for membership. Membership in the AACS in no way infringes upon the autonomy of member schools.