South Merrimack Christian Academy is a New England Association of Schools and Colleges accredited instituion. Accreditation is a guarantee that SMCA has met certain minimum standards during a thorough review by a body of its peers.
Think of accreditation as analogous to earning a doctorate. Attaining the bachelor's degree is fairly easy. The master's degree is considerably more difficult. But a terminal degree requires the defense of your work and ideas before a body of your peers. You must undergo a careful scrutiny before you are found worthy. Then, once you have attained that lofty pinnacle, you must maintain your body of expertise or lose credibility. That's what accreditation is like for schools. Accreditation is a serious stamp of approval. It is your guarantee that a school has met certain minimum standards during a thorough review by a body of its peers.