Frequently asked questions
Once the Accreditation Application is submitted, your school will be entered into the Candidacy Status. During this status you will complete the Self-Evaluation and Confirmation of Credibility forms. Upon completion of these forms and the submission of documents, evidences, and artifacts, your school will be reviewed. With a successful review, your school will be recommended for accreditation to the NAPS Board of Directors at the NAPS Annual Board Meeting. The amount of time necessary to complete these steps is related to the human resources at your disposal.
Application Fee: $250.00 (Due with application)
Accreditation Evaluation Fee: $650.00
(Due upon receipt of Notification of Recommendation letter)
Annual Accreditation Renewal Fee: $195.00
(Annually following first school year of accreditation)
Late Fee: $35.00
(Late payment charge)
If your school does not meet the Standards of Accreditation of NAPS, your school will receive a refund that is equal to the Annual Accreditation Fee.
As you are probably aware, in the private school sector, accreditation is optional. However, many schools have seen the need for this status and have asked for a specialized accreditation program that is geared to private Christian schools. This recognition, as both a necessity and an advantage, helps to lift their school in recognition of its achievements. Community and constituency will appreciate this commitment to excellence. To this end, NAPS is committed to helping your school receive the recognition it deserves.
National Association of Private Schools does not involve itself in the internal affairs, interpersonal conflicts or litigation
between parties associated with candidate or accredited schools. The Association is not liable for actions, policies,
negligence, or any illegal, unethical, or immoral conduct resulting in legal action taken against a candidate or an accredited school.
Accreditation is the process in which competency, authority, and credibility is presented and is largely determined by viewing documentation which confirms the school’s credibility by meeting NAPS standards for accreditation.
National Association of Private School accredited school graduates are accepted at colleges and universities, providing they have the proper academic credentials, testing and transcripts. However, some colleges may wish to validate the high school diploma before admission of the student may be approved. Private colleges and on-line private colleges follow different policies for admission and may require other options for college admission.