AOA is partnered with the Counsel on Educational Standards & Accountability (CESA).
Dr. Charles Glenn of Boston University suggests that faith-based schools who are clear about what they stand for are successful because they have a clear vision for education. This vision includes a focus upon virtues that pervade all activities within the religious school. Likewise, this vision includes an understanding that all that is done within these schools is done with excellence, as if done unto God.
CESA understands that the need for high quality Christian schools is compelling. Enabling students to learn within the framework of this religious belief system is a necessity for families who value such a distinct and valuable education. Therefore, providing high standard education to students has been and must remain a characteristic of all faith-based schools.