The private Lutheran school scored 97 out of 100 in meeting quality standards.
Christ the King School learned recently that it was awarded national accreditation through the National Council for Private School Accreditation, scoring 97 out of 100 in meeting standards of quality excellence.
The Lutheran school in Palm Coast voluntarily began the process toward accreditation two and a half years ago and received notification in mid-February that it had earned that distinction. The program requires private schools to undertake a self-sufficiency survey of its competency in 283 different areas of standards. A school is then visited by officials of the NCPSA to certify those results.
According to the NCPSA, schools that meet 85 percent of standards are awarded accreditation. Ninety-five percent or higher is considered "exemplary status."
"That's pretty solid," said Jeff Loberger, principal of Christ the King School. "To be open less than 10 years and to have achieved this, it's kind of a big deal."
Christ the King was established in 2008 with just 18 pre-K students. It currently enrolls more than 350 students in grades pre-K through 8.
Loberger said the school sought accreditation as part of its goal "to grow and strengthen our practices and facilities so they are the best for students and parents of this community."
Loberger went on to thank Christ the King's teachers for "sharing in the mission and vision of what we want to accomplish," as well as parents who work as "partners toward achieving excellence."
The school worked alongside the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Schools Association, which is a member of the NCPSA, in the accreditation process.