When you are choosing a school, one of the most important considerations is whether the school is accredited and by whom. Accreditation is a process that examines a school’s adherence to a rigorous set of standards. The process examines an institution’s programs, context, and community to determine how well these parts work together to meet the students’ needs.

Accreditation is important for the following reasons:

  • It demonstrates an institution’s commitment to raising student achievement.
  • Graduation from an accredited school gives the student greater access to post-secondary education and enhanced career choices.
  • Credits easily transfer from one school to another.

AdvancEDTM nationally accredits Central Texas College Online High School (CTCOHS) as a digital learning institution.

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The Texas Education Agency recognizes CTCOHS (formerly The American Preparatory Institute) as an accredited school through our membership in the Texas Private School Association Commission (TEPSAC).

About AdvancED and SACS CASI:

Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research, and professional services, AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving and engaging 30,000 public and private schools and school systems in more than 70 countries and serving over 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

SACS CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary agency that accredits nearly 13,000 public and non-public institutions throughout the world.