Welcome to the web site for the Tennessee Association of Non-Public Academic Schools (TANAS.) We hope that you will find this web site useful in your endeavor to provide quality Christian education. In these pages you will find many helpful links and documents. The links that may help you the most in determining our scope of services are the following: Our Statement of Purpose, Statement of Faith, Services Provided, and Current Board of Directors and Staff. Other links are provided to help you, also. If you have further questions or comments, our address, phone number, and e-mail addresses are available at the bottom of every page.
It is our heart to serve you, the Christian educator. The Tennessee State Department of Education and the Tennessee Board of Education have recognized TANAS as an approved accrediting agency since March 1989. This allows TANAS personnel to inspect, counsel and approve schools seeking accreditation. However, a school may also seek membership with TANAS, without seeking state approval or accreditation. For a clearer idea of your options, see School Classifications. In March of 2005 we implemented a School Improvement Incentive Program. The SIIP is designed to be a road map to help either the beginner school or the more established school.