FAQ's

How does my school become a member of SBACS?     
Does our school have to be Southern Baptist to become a member of SBACS?
Is SBACS an accrediting organization?
Does my school have to be an SBACS member in order to participate in the scholarship program?
If the school I graduated from has closed, who do I contact to obtain a transcript?
If the school I worked at has closed, who do I contact to verify employment?
Does my school have to be an SBACS member in order to participate in the workshops and events?
Is SBACS a part of the Southern Baptist Convention?
How should I resolve a problem I have with the school my child attends?

How does my school become a member of SBACS? Becoming a member of SBACS is easy! Just complete the online application and submit your payment and you are all done! All member schools must be in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message. In addition, member schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race or national or ethnic origin in the admission of students nor in their employment practices. (back to top)

Does our school have to be Southern Baptist to become a member of SBACS? No. Institutional membership shall be open to any Christian education organization or Christian school – preschool through high school, which is in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message. Member schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race or national or ethnic origin in the admission of students nor in their employment practices. (back to top)

Is SBACS an accrediting organization?  No, SBACS is not an accrediting organization.  Below is a list of accrediting organizations that your school can look into:

If you need assistance or guidance when choosing an accrediting organization for your school, we would be happy to assist you in choosing the right organization. Just contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (back to top)

Does my school have to be an SBACS member in order to participate in the scholarship program? Yes. The Outstanding Scholars and Musicians Award programs are reserved for SBACS member schools. (back to top)

If the school I graduated from has closed, who do I contact to obtain a transcript? If the school was affiliated with a church and the church is still in operation, you can contact the church office to inquire about records. If there is no church to contact, then you can try contacting other local Christian schools to see if they took custodianship of your school's records. If neither of those options lead you to your records, you can contact the local public school system in the area to see if they are now holding your school's old records. Finally, if you applied to colleges or other schools as you left your closed school, it is possible that one of the colleges or other schools may still have a record of your transcript forwarded to them by your closed school. (back to top)

If the school I worked at has closed, who do I contact to verify employment? If the school was affiliated with a church and the church is still in operation, you can contact the church office to inquire about records. If there is no church to contact, then you can try contacting other local Christian schools to see if they inherited your school's records. If neither of those options lead you to your records, you can contact the local public school system to see if they are now holding your school's old records. If you applied for a position somewhere else or if you applied for a mortgage, a car loan or some other form of debt, the other employer or loan company may still have your application which may include employment verification. (back to top)

Does my school have to be an SBACS member in order to participate in the workshops and events? No, your school does not have to be a member of SBACS in order to participate in our workshops and events. We welcome non-members to participate! (back to top)

Is SBACS a part of the Southern Baptist Convention? SBACS is not itself an agency or entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, though most of the churches that sponsor SBACS schools are SBC member churches. (back to top)

How should I resolve a problem I have with the school my child attends? Begin at the beginning which is in your own heart (see Getting_to_the_Heart_of_Conflict.htm).  After examining your heart, the first step is to have your child talk with the teacher, coach, etc. (if age appropriate). Second, if the issue is not resolved when your child talks with the other party, you as the parent should go and talk with the teacher, coach, etc. about your concerns and try to resolve the issue together. If the issue remains unresolved, make an appointment to talk with that person's supervisor. Include the person with whom you have an issue in the meeting. If you are still having issues, then continue moving up the line of authority to the head of school, then the pastor (if the school is a ministry of a church) or school board to hear your issue and find a resolution.

If the issue remains unresolved after all efforts within the school, your next step might be to seek the services of Christian Conciliation (see the following websites).  Christian conciliation is a process that attempts to resolve conflict in a Biblical way that is binding on the individuals involved and which avoids the expense, disruption and disunity of secular litigation.

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