Please Note: The Florida Department of Education does not accredit, regulate, approve, or license K-12 private schools.
Additionally, the Florida Department of Education does not officially recognize any of the various agencies that accredit private schools.
However, the FCCPSA has been reviewed by a committee of Florida college registrars and has been listed as an acceptable accrediting body.
ACT College Readiness Report for Keystone National High School (A)
ACT College Readiness Report for Keystone National High School (B)
FCCPSA is duly listed by the Florida Department of Education as an Accreditation Association.
FCCPSA is also duly listed by the Florida High School Athletics Association as an approved accreditation Association. (FHSAA)
In general, independent elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. are accredited by regional and/or state accrediting associations. Accreditation is a system of accountability that is ongoing, voluntary, and comprehensive in scope. It respects differences in institutional populations, missions, and cultures, and fosters institutional change grounded in the judgment of practicing educators. It is based on standards, which are developed and regularly reviewed by the member institutions and which define the characteristics of good schools and colleges.
Accreditation of a school indicates that it meets or exceeds standards and criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group process. An accredited school is one that has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the near or distant future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation, which has a multi-year validation, involves a periodic self-study and an evaluation visit to the school by a committee of peers.
Keystone is very proud of its affiliations with and the Florida Coalition of Christian Private Schools Accreditation Inc. (FCCPSA)
FCCPSA is number nine (9) on the list of fifteen (15), approved accrediting associations listed on the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Website as accrediting associations.