The Florida Catholic Conference (FCC)/ Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) serves as liaison to the state and federal government on matters of concern to the Catholic Church in the seven dioceses of the Province of Miami. The organization acts as a nonpartisan public policy voice on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Florida.
The Education Department of the FCC supports the rights of parents to select the schools they deem best suited for their children. We advocate for policies to protect all children, especially the poor and disabled, and their ability to receive federal and state services necessary to achieve academically and assimilate socially. The Florida Catholic Conference Accreditation Program (FCCAP) serves as the accrediting agency for the 170 Catholic schools (Pre-K to 8th Grade) in the State of Florida. The Conference is a charter member of both the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) and the Florida Association of Academic Nonpublic Schools (FAANS).
Our “education team” serves more than 82,000 students (Pre-K to 12th Grade) in 236 schools. Approximately 13 percent of our enrollment comes from students in one of the three following state programs: the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (VPK); the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program; and the McKay Program for Students with Disabilities. We serve as a committee resource to superintendents and associates for the seven dioceses in our system for Catholic schools in Florida.
For more information, follow the links below:
- www.flaccb.org (home page of the Conference):
- http://www.flaccb.org/education/catholicschools/index.php (Catholic education page); and,
- http://www.eas-ed.org/index.php (FCC Accreditation page/ online system dubbed “EAS-ed”).