Association of Christian Teachers and Schools & Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
Orion is accredited by the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (Grades K-12) and, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (Affiliated with Cognia) for grades 6-12. 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.
Texas Private Schools Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC)
Texas Private Schools Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC) - Orion is a TEPSAC approved institution. ACTS and Cognia serve on the Commission, therefore, represent accredited schools respectively. 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. A school identifier in Texas is used to identify a school's physical location, therefore, since Orion High School's Headquarters Office is physically located in the County of Midland (Texas), the 165 identifies the county; the 181 identifies the school district in which the Headquarters Office is located, in this case Midland Independent School District, and the 001 identifies the school itself: 165 (County) 181 (District) 001 (Campus).