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COGNIA Accreditation

We are proud to announce that our district earned system accreditation by Cognia™, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers.  Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizes districts that meet rigorous standards that focus on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meets the needs of learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the system and its schools are accredited. Social Circle City Schools is recognized across the nation as a school system that meets Cognia Standards of Quality and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement. 

"Systems accreditation as conferred by the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission provides Social Circle City Schools a nationally recognized mark of quality for our school system and each school within our system," shared Dr. Robbie Hooker. "It demonstrates to our community our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the students we serve."

To earn accreditation from Cognia, a school district also must implement a continuous process of improvement and submit it to internal and external review. School systems in good standing can maintain their accreditation for a five-year term.

Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia, stated, "Cognia System Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system and its community on the primary goal of preparing lifelong learners in engaging environments where all students can flourish. Social Circle City Schools is to be commended for demonstrating that it has met high standards and is making progress on key indicators that impact student learning."