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2000: Handling Inquiries About the Licensing Process and Exemption

Appendix 2000-1: Organizations Whose Members May Qualify for Exemption

LPPH November 2010

The organizations listed at the end of this item are members of the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC). Members of TEPSAC are approved to accredit nonpublic schools in Texas. Schools that are accredited by TEPSAC members may be exempt from regulation by Licensing.

See the first item in the table under 2371 Standard Educational Programs That Are Exempt From Regulation by DFPS, regarding programs for prekindergarten and above.

Applying for or being in the process of becoming accredited does not constitute accreditation.

List of Accredited Schools

For a list of the individual private schools accredited by TEPSAC, search the TEPSAC site for the Texas School Directory. The list is updated weekly.

Accreditation Status

For the accreditation status of a specific school, use the Texas Education Directory’s search feature AskTED. (See the first item in the table under 2371 Standard Educational Programs, regarding programs for prekindergarten and above.

TEPSAC Members

The TEPSAC members that are approved to accredit nonpublic schools are:

Accreditation Commission of Baptist Schools

254-710-2410

FAX 254-710-3734

randy_wood@baylor.edu

Association of Christian Classical Schools

512-899-8095

execdirector@accsedu.org

accsedu.org

Association of Christian Schools International

972-941-4404

FAX 972-941-4405

john_craig@acsi.org

www.acsi.org

Association of Christian Teachers and Schools

713-943-9978

FAX 713-944-4416

ellisjoyce@hotmail.com

actsschools.org

Independent Schools Association of the Southwest

432-684-9550

FAX 432-684-9401

rdurham@isasw.org

isasw.org

International Christian Accrediting Association

918-493-8880

FAX 918-493-8041

donpeal@oru.edu

icaa.us

Lutheran Schools Accreditation Commission

512-926-4272

FAX 512-926-1006

wvhinz@aol.com

National Christian Schools Association

512-835-5983

FAX 512-835-2184

mmoss@brentwoodchristian.org

nationalchristian.org/nc

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

512-326-4200

FAX 512-326-5908

ssherman@sacscasi.org

sacscasi.org

Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools

806-655-2400

FAX 806-655-2426

fbarrack@swaes.org

swaes.org

Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools

361-552-1900

FAX 361-552-1951

taaps@tisd.net

taaps.org

Texas Catholic Conference Education Department

512-339-8416

FAX 512-339-8670

margaret@txcatholic.org

txcatholic.org

Texas Seventh Day Adventists School System

817-783-2223

FAX 817-783-5266

beder@txsda.org

txsda.org

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation

214-343-7457

FAX 214-348-1424

jhenrickson@caltex.org

wels.net

Other Organizations

The following organization is not a member of TEPSAC, but does require compliance with established standards and has been reviewed by Child Care Licensing.

Association Montessori International Teachers of Texas (AMITOT)

Chrissy Davol

5701 West FM 487

Florence, Texas 76527

512-627-1299

codavol@hotmail.com

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