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Loganville Christian earns SACS accreditation

LOGANVILLE - Loganville Christian Academy now has something it has always wanted: accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Council on Accreditation and School Improvement and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.

The private school on Thursday announced this accreditation, which is based on the school's assessment of itself against quality standards of accreditation, identification of areas needing improvement, creation and implementation of an action plan, and monitoring of improvement results.

Accredited schools such as Loganville Christian Academy are a "plus" for the community and those who are interested in relocating to Loganville, Mark A. Elgart, the chief executive officer of the Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, said in a news release.

"Citizens are assured of accountability because SACS and CITA member schools meet standards and maintain regular external re-evaluation," Elgart said. "Communities with accredited schools can be confident that their institutions compare favorably with other schools not only within the region, but throughout the world."

Loganville Christian Academy, which has been open since 1998, has been accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International since 2003, said Sandy Hightower, the school's director of marketing.

The nondenominational Christian school serves about 430 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade.