Recognition of GACS Accreditation
The Georgia Private School Accreditation Council (GAPSAC) is an association of accrediting organizations guided by a Board of Directors of which the Georgia Association of Christian Schools (GACS) is a founding member. GAPSAC is primarily focused on the accreditation of affliated non-public elementary and secondary schools in Georgia. The accreditation program of the Georgia Association of Christian Schools has been recognized and approved by the following Georgia state boards and authorities:
The Georgia Board of Education
The Georgia Board of Education has approved the Georgia Private School Accrediting Commission (GAPSAC) of which the Georgia Association of Christian Schools is a charter member. All schools provisionally or fully accredited by the GACS are entitled to benefits, including transfer of grades and credits to public schools, on the same basis as students from public schools. No additional tests over and above those required by public school students will have to be taken by students from GACS accredited schools, nor any additional measures whatsoever will be required.
View letter from the Georgia Department of Education.
Georgia Board of Regents
The Georgia Board of Regents has approved graduates from GACS provisionally or fully accredited schools for entrance to colleges of the University System of Georgia (USG). However, individual colleges of the USG may place additional requirements, over and above those required for graduation by the Georgia Board of Education, on all students (from both public and private schools) applying to a particular college. Usually these requirements are based on the "Freshman Index", which is a combination of SAT scores and course grades from the student's cumulative grade point average (GPA).
For this reason, we recommend that any student planning to attend a college or university of the USG contact that particular college or those colleges no later than the beginning of the junior year of high school to be assured that the student is on track to meet admission requirements. Information on the Freshman Index may be requested from any college or university belonging to the USG.
View letter from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
Georgia Student Finance Authority (HOPE Scholarship)
Graduates of schools which are fully accredited by the Georgia Association of Christian Schools are eligible for HOPE Scholarships on the same basis as are graduates from public schools in Georgia. Application for these scholarships may be made through the Georgia college or university to which the student has applied.
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