Cullman Christian School earns AdvancED accreditation

Cullman Christian School Headmaster Dr. Josh Swindall (Brittany Howell)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Christian School has been granted accreditation through AdvancED.

Cullman Christian School received word, following a March 29 AdvancED Board Meeting, that the school earned its accreditation status through the agency. Serving as a partner to 36,000 educational institutions across the United States and 70 other nations, AdvancED was formed through a 2006 merger of the Pre-K-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). AdvancED serves as the accrediting body for schools within the Alabama State Department of Education, including the Cullman County and City School Systems and Wallace State Community College.

In January, members of an AdvancED Engagement Review Team conducted an onsite visit with Cullman Christian School. During this engagement review, the team met with school administration, faculty, students, and stakeholders to assess how the institution compared to the accreditation standards of AdvancED. The engagement team also conducted multiple classroom observations, examined curricular content, and reviewed the school’s policies and procedures.

CCS Headmaster, Dr. Josh Swindall, said the AdvancED accreditation is recognized as a seal of approval and hopes the recently acquired status will serve as another indication of the quality of education that is offered at Cullman Christian School. He also mentioned that the school is now able to partner with additional scholarship granting agencies for current and prospective students since being accredited. Refer to the school’s website for additional information.

Cullman Christian School is a non-denominational, private Christian school in its twelfth year of operation. The school currently serves over 100 students from pre- kindergarten to twelfth grade and meets in facilities provided through a lease agreement with Seventh Street Baptist Church.

When asked how the school is doing, Swindall responded, “The school is fantastic! We are so excited to receive this accreditation status; our faculty and staff have worked very hard in these efforts. We have terrific students and families here at CCS along with a great faculty… that’s a pretty good combination!”

He went on to say, “I am very excited about the days ahead for CCS. We have big news regarding our educational program and future direction for our school coming soon. We look forward to sharing more about this with our stakeholders and community, and we are excited to partner with more and more families who desire an academically rigorous and Biblically-based education for their children.”