St. Cyprian’s School Earns Continuing SACS CASI Accreditation

LUFKIN, TX (Press release) – St. Cyprian's Episcopal School received has received the continuing accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. St. Cyprian's School has been accredited since 1998.

SACS CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance.  To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI's high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement.  Accreditation is granted on a five-year term.

"Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents, and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators," stated Brinn Williford, Head of School at St. Cyprian's School.

SACS CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.

Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of SACS CASI, stated, "SACS CASI Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners.  St. Cyprian's is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement."

Parents and interested community members can learn more about accreditation at: The mission of St. Cyprian's School is to be a community of learners where students are challenged to achieve their highest academic, spiritual and physical potentials in a Christian setting. To find out more about the programs at St. Cyprian's, please log on to: The school serves students 3K through 5th grade and is now accepting enrollment for Fall 2010.

Pictured, back row from left: St. Cyprian's Accreditation Team Members: Mary Gail McCarty, Dyslexia Specialist; Jean Pachicano, 4K Teacher; Medora Boone, St. Cyprian's Board Member; Dessa Glass, Parent Volunteer. Front row: Kindergarten students: Ashton Horace, Tristan Minguez, Collin Ross, Kinsey Winters, Hazel Shepherd, Lauren Gentry.