Accreditations, Memberships, and Approvals
It is important to know that Orion is not a "homeschool" program. Orion is a fully accredited private school, accredited to serve learners in grades 6-12 and Adult learners. We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, nationally, and internationally by AdvancED, as well as the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission. You can click on each of the titles below to read more about each of our specific accreditations.
Orion is accredited both regionally, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and internationally, directly through Advanced Education or AdvancED (the parent company of SACS). With this accreditation, Orion's graduates are able to seamlessly apply and enter accredited colleges and universities both nationally and internationally. Our graduates have been accepted to colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Our graduates are also able to apply for financial aid and other federal grants since we hold this accreditation. To view our school in the AdvancED International Registry of Accredited Schools, click here.
Texas Private Schools Accreditation Commission - Orion is accredited by the Texas Private Schools Accreditation Commission. As an AdvancEd accredited institution, Orion High School receives automatic Texas approval. The Texas Private Schools Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC) was formerly a department of the Texas Education Agency. Through legislative action, TEPSAC serves as the approval commission for Private Schools in Texas, once those private schools receive accreditation. TEPSAC accreditation provides for seamless transition between Orion and public schools in Texas. Orion High School's identifier number through TPSAC is 165-181-001. That identifier is utilized for records (transcripts) transitions between schools in Texas. To locate Orion on the TPSAC site, click here.
Orion Online Learning, Inc. is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. BBB Accreditation and reports may be viewed by clicking here.
Orion High School is in institutional member of iNacol. iNACOL is a nonprofit organization with the mission to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning.
Orion High School's Advanced Placement Courses are approved by the College Board through the yearly approval process. Approved courses are listed under Orion High School's (444731) course ledger, found on the College Board website. Orion's approved course ledger for 2016-2017 includes: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography, and AP Statistics.
Orion High School is a member of the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS) as of March 23, 2017. The Association of Christian Teachers and Schools is a non-profit organization that strives to set new standards of Christ-centered academic excellence while assisting Christian schools to realize the highest level of educational credibility.
Note: Orion High School's membership does not reflect a change in our curriculum. Orion uses a proprietary, non-biased curriculum set to high standards.