Living Rock Academy is accredited by AdvancED. LRA is recognized by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission and is therefore also recognized by the State of Texas Education Agency (TEA) and State Commissioner of Education, as an accredited school with all privileges and responsibilities afforded to it. LRA is a proud member of the Texas Private Schools Association and Association of Christian Schools International. Living Rock Academy achieved accreditation after just two years and works continually toward exceeding all accreditation and external standards in pursuit of excellence for God’s glory.
AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. WEBSITE
The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education. It is headed by the commissioner of education. The mission of TEA is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students. WEBSITE
The Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC) helps ensure quality in private schools by monitoring and approving organizations that accredit the various non-public elementary and secondary educational institutions in the state of Texas.
Since 1986, the Texas Education Agency, through the Commissioner of Education, has recognized the accreditation responsibilities of TEPSAC and its affiliated non-public schools and associations. Subsequent to the establishment of TEPSAC in 1989, direct accreditation of non-public schools by the Agency was phased out and discontinued.
The relationship of TEPSAC with the State Commissioner of Education allows for the following activities related to accredited non-public schools:
- Transferability of student credits earned in accredited non-public schools to Texas public schools
- Recognition of teacher service in accredited non-public schools for salary increment purposes in Texas public schools
- TEPSAC meetings held biannually with Agency liaisons to ensure the ongoing integrity and quality of the process
- The listing of all accredited elementary and secondary non-public schools in the Texas School Directory (http://askted.tea.state.tx.us) WEBSITE