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Bradenton Prep will continue to receive accreditation

BRADENTON — Bradenton Preparatory Academy will retain its accreditation despite a myriad of financial woes and a pending foreclosure auction, regional accreditation officials said today.

In mid April a review team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the agency that accredits the private school at 7900 40th Ave. W,, visited Bradenton Prep to see if it would continue to accredit it.

The AdvancEd Accreditation Commission, the umbrella organization under which SACS operates, met on June 22 and accepted SACS recommendation to continue accreditation for Bradenton Preparatory Academy, SACS Director Pat Wentz’s wrote today in a brief e-mail to the Herald.

“I am not at liberty to share other details of this arrangement,” she wrote. “You may want to discuss this with school officials.”

School leaders did not immediately return phone calls today. A Herald reporter also visited the school’s campus this afternoon.

The doors were locked and no one was there.

Read more about this story in tomorrow’s print edition of the Herald.