SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 26, 2021 — In February 2021, Graduation Alliance earned its third, consecutive five-year accreditation from Cognia™, the largest accreditor of K-12 public and private schools in the country, accrediting more than 22,000 schools across the U.S. Graduation Alliance first earned accreditation by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), now a division of Cognia, in 2007. Accreditation is pivotal in validating education quality and continuous improvement. Using a set of rigorous, research-based standards, the Cognia Accreditation Process examines the whole institution— the program, the cultural context, and the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of learners.
Graduation Alliance participated in Cognia’s extensive reaccreditation process, and earned an Index of Educational Quality of 374.69 out of 400, which is nearly 100 points higher than the Cognia Improvement Network (CIN) 5-year average of 278.34 – 283.33.
“Our team has worked incredibly hard to maintain the overall quality of our programs that earned us our initial accreditation in 2007,” said Deborah O’Brien, Principal at Graduation Alliance. “Building on successes in leadership, learning, resources, and technology, we are thrilled to earn another five-year reaccreditation, especially with such high marks from Cognia.”
The continuation of Cognia accreditation means students who earn a diploma or take individual courses through Graduation Alliance can be assured their achievements will be recognized by employers, post-secondary institutions, and the US military.
Graduation Alliance is committed to robust human supports, technology enablement, transparent data, the highest quality curriculum, and an unwavering focus on outcomes. This comprehensive approach enables students to achieve excellent results.
Graduation Alliance’s continual improvement processes are what made this high-scoring reaccreditation possible. This commitment to ongoing development and enhancement will continue as we build better curriculum, delivery systems, tools, and a culture of always striving for the best possible student outcomes.