Accreditation

Fully Accredited Homeschool Programs

In order to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education, Calvert homeschool and Verticy programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, Calvert’s kindergarten through Grade 12 curricula are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.

In order to reflect the best of education pedagogy, Calvert regularly reviews all courses and introduces new materials after considering state standards and the standards established by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), National Council for Teachers of Social Studies (NCSS), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

NCAA – Most college athletic programs are regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), an organization with rules and regulations on eligibility, recruiting, and financial aid.

Calvert Academy Online Private School offers a selection of high school courses that are approved by the NCAA and can be used for NCAA athletic eligibility. For more information and a listing of eligible courses, please visit the NCAA Eligibility Site and use CEEB code 210712.

Why Is Accredited Homeschool Curriculum Important?

The need for accreditation of schools and curriculum began when public demand grew for higher quality education standards and accountability for schools.

Validation that a school is meeting important standards and guidelines from an unbiased third-party organization is especially important for homeschooling families who want to make sure their children do not have any gaps in their education.

There are not many nationally recognized accreditation organizations for education in the U.S.

The process for a school to earn accreditation is rigorous and involves a review of a school’s curriculum, personnel, financial viability, and education services. This review is conducted by a panel of qualified teachers and administrators who have no affiliation with the school.

Accreditation also must be reviewed every few years to ensure that schools are continuing to meet existing standards and making improvements.

As a parent interested in homeschooling, accredited curriculum is important because it will help ensure:

  • Classes your children take meet strong national standards;
  • Coursework can easily be transferred between accredited schools; and
  • Colleges and universities will accept your degree across the U.S. and internationally.

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