I want to share the excellent news: Oakdale is now accredited by AdvancED, a joint division of Southern Association of Colleges and School (SACS) and North Central Association. SACS and North Central are the regional accrediting agencies for educational institutions the Midwest and southeast U.S. They joined to form AdvancED, an accrediting body for secondary schools. This adds to our existing accreditations with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Kentucky Non-Public Schools Commission.
We would not be able to achieve our accreditations without having an excellent academic program. Of course, having an excellent academic program requires an effective team effort:
- A teaching staff that has high qualifications and is dedicated to their work. Seventy-eight percent have master’s degrees; they hold high standards and are diligent to seek out the students needing extra help.
- Dorm parents who take a special interest in students’ academic work and who provide structure so that students will do their homework.
- A community culture that values education. Sixty five percent of all staff members combined have master’s degrees, showing our student that we value learning.
- Friends like you who provide funds for educational facilities and resources. Our donor friends make the difference in providing technology, textbooks, library resources, as well as scholarships for students.
The Oakdale staff, parents of students, and our prayer and financial supporters are a team, so I commend you in the achievement of our AdvancED accreditation. Thank you for being part of Oakdale Christian Academy and for helping improve the ministry we provide that includes a high quality education and the opportunity to know Jesus Christ.