Fairview Christian School

Graduation

ACCREDITATION

Accreditation by a state governmental agency is an administrative mechanism designed as an attempt to attain uniform education for all children in government schools. It was established as a governmental means of causing local public school districts to meet what the state educational agencies determined to be minimum academic and facility standards for all schools. Accreditation teams, therefore, investigate and approve or disapprove of facilities and curriculum in educational institutions according to the criteria developed by secular educational administrators who may not be Christians.

Accreditation of a private Christian school is not necessary for a graduate of that school to enroll in a college or university. Registrars of such institutions are interested in the academic merits of individual students, not in the name of their school of graduation. Thus, they evaluate each applicant’s academic aptitude through nationally standardized tests. This school does not seek accreditation by any outside educational institution, but does endeavor to provide the highest possible academic program.

Our students annually take the Stanford Achievement Tests.  This is a good indicator of their academic accomplishments.  The results are sent home each August.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

There are four basic courses of study (honors, college-prep, general, and vocational) for graduation candidates; however, it is recommended that all students be prescribed a college-preparatory program until there is evidence that the student cannot complete such a program due to a lack of mental ability. A prescribed course of study will be determined through a conference among the staff, parents, and student.

A minimum of 25 units of credit is required for graduation. Transfer students must complete at least 55 PACEs in this school before receiving a diploma.

INTERNATIONAL HONORS CERTIFICATE

An International Honors Certificate is available to students who qualify by meeting these requirements:

  1. An average grade score of 12.9 or higher on a national achievement test must be attained.
  2. A student must complete 25 credits or more from ACE Procedures Manual’s curriculum (honors or college prep).
  3. The student must have one credit each in Typing, Computer Literacy, and Etymology.
  4. The student must achieve a minimum PACE average of 94%.
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