In Florida, accreditation of schools/programs is entirely voluntary and is achieved by adopting and maintaining the academic standards prescribed by an independent association. We, as a private school, will adhere to guidelines laid forth in the Florida Statutes (s.1002.42) as a ministry of the Countryside Baptist Church.
We have been awarded Quality Status by ACE and therefore must meet certain standards as prescribed by ACE International. We are also accredited by the National Association of Christian Education (NACE) and the Florida Council of Private Schools. We are members of the Church of God Association of Christian Schools (CGACS) and are seeking full accreditation by this organization in the near future. Our school is registered with the Department of Education and our teachers meet all DOE requirements for staff at schools receiving scholarship funding.
All RCS teachers regularly attend training provided by Pensacola Christian College and/or Accelerated Christian Education. In addition, all teachers meet the DOE requirements for staff at schools receiving scholarship funding.