The Village Academy is a private school approved by the Tennessee State Department of Education and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The school staff comprises full-time credentialed teachers. Teachers hold college or graduate degrees and state licensure in English, mathematics, social studies, and natural sciences. Students also participate in vocational education, physical education, and experiential learning as part of their therapy program and receive school credit for this participation. The Village Academy includes special education services for those students whose emotional disturbances have created learning problems, remedial education for those who demonstrate deficits in their learning experience or ability, and opportunities for gifted students. Teachers work with the student’s previous school to achieve an optimal educational experience. Each student is evaluated and placed in an individual course of study. As a fully accredited private school, The Village Academy conducts commencement exercises in May for students who have completed all high school graduation requirements.
Village Academy is an accredited member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This accreditation gives final assurance that any credit students earn at Village Academy will be accepted at any high school or college. To maintain accreditation, the school must conduct a continuing program of educational improvements to satisfy standards of accreditation, improve student performance, submit annual reports that certify implementation of the school’s improvement plan, and be re-evaluated by external teams of professional educators at five-year intervals. Founded in 1895, SACS is a voluntary, nongovernmental agency composed of more than 13,000 accredited colleges and universities, elementary, middle and secondary schools. It serves eleven Southern states, as well as Mexico, Central and South America, islands of the Caribbean and other geographic areas.