Accreditations and Awards


When your children attend Southside Christian School, you can be sure that they are receiving a first-rate education—and not just by our standards. As an accredited non-public institution, we have outside agencies making sure that we are doing our best to provide your student an excellent education.

Accreditation is important because it demonstrates the integrity of our academic and extracurricular programs. Through regular assessment of our current faculty, curriculum, and school programs, the accreditation process is designed to help schools continuously improve.

Southside Christian School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. (SACS CASI).

Blue Ribbon School

Southside Christian School is a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School. This award is the highest award granted by the U.S. Department of Education.

When a school is selected as a Blue Ribbon School it is indicating to its constituents that it welcomes rigorous appraisal. In fact, the Blue Ribbon selection process is similar to a mini-accreditation process. Schools must provide detailed and verifiable information. The process itself propels the school toward excellence.