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The National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) is a
private organization A privately held company, private company, or close corporation is a corporation not owned by the government, non-governmental organizations and by a relatively small number of shareholders or company members, which does not offer or trade its com ...
dedicated to accrediting
American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, from, or related to the United States of America, commonly known as the United States ** Americans, citizens and nationals of the United States of America ** American ancestry, people who self-id ...
private school Private or privates may refer to: Music * "In Private", by Dusty Springfield from the 1990 album ''Reputation'' * Private (band), a Denmark-based band * "Private" (Ryōko Hirosue song), from the 1999 album ''Private'', written and also recorded by ...
s on a national level. It was created in 1993 to form at-large standards after the
U.S. Department of Education The United States Department of Education (ED or DoEd), also referred to as the ED for (the) Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. It began operating on May 4, 1980, having been created after the Depa ...
in 1985 deemed the Department did not have legal
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to recognize any elementary and secondary accrediting agency. It currently fully accredits 17 accrediting agencies including the
Florida Association of Christian Colleges and SchoolsThe Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS) is an organization that accredits Florida's Christian schools. It holds teachers conventions and annual competitions for its member schools. It is a member of the National Council for ...
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