Accreditations

Accreditation certifies to other educational institutions and to the general public that an institution meets established standards and is achieving its own stated objectives. After a comprehensive self-study followed by an on-site evaluation of the programs and service of the total institution, a school is granted accreditation from one of five regional associations in the United States.

Regardless of the issuing organization, an accreditation promotes accountability, improves instruction targeting increased student achievement, provides a complete review and written documentation of the school's program, and increases understanding of the entire school program by all who participate in the self-study.

The accreditations currently held by FBA each provide additional benefits for the school, faculty, and students.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTHWEST

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ISAS evaluation and accreditation are ongoing processes. Member schools proceed through a ten-year evaluation cycle, as follows:

 

ACCREDITATION VISIT—YEAR 1

Assess the accuracy of the school's Self Study, evaluate the effectiveness of the school's programs, measure the concurrence of the school's programs with its stated mission, and make recommendations to assist the school in continued improvement. An ISAS Visiting Committee is chaired by the head of an ISAS school and is composed of faculty members and administrators from ISAS schools. The Report of the Visiting Committee is submitted to the appropriate commission of the Standards Committee for recommendation to the ISAS Board of Directors on reaccreditation.

 

INTERIM REPORTS I AND II—YEARS 4 AND 7

The school responds to Summary Recommendations made in the Report of the Visiting Committee and to any other requests made by the Standards Committee. Interim Reports also require updated information on

 

• The school's financial condition,
• Non-discriminatory practices, 
• Health and safety code compliance, 
• Faculty development, 
• Faculty census, 
• Student enrollment and placement, and 
• Any substantive changes that impact school operations.

 

SELF STUDY AND DOCUMENTATION OF ADHERENCE TO STANDARDS—YEAR 10

SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS COUNCIL ON ACCREDITATION AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

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• Affirms that the school meets standards of quality established by the international school community
• Documents that the school is true to its own statements of mission, philosophy and goals 
• Provides a peer review process that recognizes external validity to the claims of the school 
• Stimulates a continuous process of self-assessment and systematic school development 
• Gives purpose and direction for long-range strategic planning 
• Provides for the organization and documentation of curriculum

ACCREDITATION COMMISSION OF TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BAPTIST SCHOOLS

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• Provides a peer review 
• Encourages self-assessment and systematic school development 
• Assures listing by the Texas Education Agency as an accredited non-public school

MEMBERSHIPS

Accreditation certifies, to other educational institutions and to the general public, that an institution meets established standards and is achieving its own stated objectives. After a comprehensive self-study followed by an on-site evaluation of the programs and service of the total institution, a school is granted accreditation from one of five regional associations in the United States.

 

• Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS)
• Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS)
• National Association of Secondary Schools (NASS)
• Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
• National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) 
• National Association of Student Councils (NASC)

We are also recognized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

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 7450 Memorial Woods Drive
Houston, TX  77024

 

 Mary Torregrossa
Director of Admissions
mary.torregrossa@hfba.org
713.290.2522 

Kim Lankford
Assistant Director of Admissions
Lower & Middle Schools
 
Rachel Ibarra
Assistant to Director of Admissions
Early Childhood
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