Cognia Certificate of Accreditation by the NCA Commission on Accreditation Commission, and the SACS Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Valid through 6/30/2024.
Formerly known as AdvancED, is the accrediting body of the CNMI Public School System (PSS). The Public School System’s initial accreditation was granted a five-year term in 2014. In October 2018, a review of the District’s continuous improvement journey was conducted by Cognia’s External Review team. The Engagement Review team visited all 20 schools and Early Learning Programs (Early Head Start and Head Start). During the week-long review, the Review Team interviewed 163 students, 41 Parents/Community and Business Stakeholders, 254 Instructional Staff, 43 Administrators, Commissioner, and 4 Governing Boards.
On February 16, 2019, the AdvancED Global Commission granted PSS and its Schools another five-year accreditation status valid through June 30, 2024, by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). (AdvancED Engagement Review Report 2018)
The Accreditation Program in collaboration with all Schools, Programs, and Early Learning ensures the District’s Strategic Priorities are aligned with the Accreditation Standards tethered to student learning, sound leadership, and efficient resources as outlined in the School-Wide Improvement Plans (SWP) and the District’s Strategic Performance Management Plan (SPM).