Through a joint effort with the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), and the leadership of the state’s non-public schools, the Kentucky Non-Public Schools Commission, Inc. (KyNPSC, Inc.) was created to address the common concerns of those privately-operated schools that desired to be in voluntary compliance with state standards, and thus become "certified" non-public schools.
The KyNPSC, Inc. is a diverse group drawing membership from religiously-affiliated schools, private independent schools, and home schools. The group was incorporated in 1993, and in 1994 the KBE approved the KyNPSC's accreditation process. At that same time a total of nine "third-party" accreditation agencies had their processes approved for recognition by the state. The ten officially-recognized accrediting groups are:
The KyNPSC, Inc. itself is proud to be an accredited member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation.
State-certified non-public schools are eligible for many of the programs and services available to public schools, including certain forgivable teacher loans, KEES Scholarships, and KHSAA membership.
List Of Officers & Directors
Certified Non-Public Schools
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Application for State Certification - Third-Party Agency Accredited