We are accredited by Cognia, the largest and the most prestigious consortium of accredited schools in the world, with 3 US Regional Accreditors, NCA CASI, SACS CASI & NWAC as its accrediting arms and a strong presence across 40,000 plus schools of quality in 85 countries, thus touching the lives of millions of educators and learners.
Why is accreditation important
Accreditation is a hallmark of academic excellence. It means that an authorized third-party experience team of educators validates and agrees that the school is operating at a high level of educational excellence and is on a path of continuous and comprehensive improvement. Accreditation is important worldwide, because the first and most important aspect of a school that parents, educators, learners and other stakeholders consider is its accreditation. For a school to be accredited by Cognia, they have to pass through a rigorous and demanding process based on school standards, school quality factors, quality of teaching and learning and many such parameters, while performing exceptionally well on all of those. It is similar to an athlete winning an Olympic medal. With K8 School, learners and their parents are always sure that they are associated with a school that is accredited and hence is completely learner-focused. We love the fact that we have earned our accreditation and learners see the result of this in their daily experiences with us.
Standards of accreditation
The capacity of leadership to ensure an institution’s progress toward its stated objectives is an essential element of organizational effectiveness. An institution’s leadership capacity includes the fidelity and commitment to its purpose and direction, the effectiveness of governance and leadership to enable the institution to realize its stated objectives, the ability to engage and involve stakeholders in meaningful and productive ways, and the capacity to implement strategies that improve learner and educator performance.
The impact of teaching and learning on student achievement and success is the primary expectation of every institution. An effective learning culture is characterized by positive and productive teacher/learner relationships, high expectations and standards, a challenging and engaging curriculum, quality instruction and comprehensive support that enable all learners to be successful, and assessment practices (formative and summative) that monitor and measure learner progress and achievement. Moreover, a quality institution evaluates the impact of its learning culture, including all programs and support services, and adjusts accordingly.
The use and distribution of resources support the stated mission of the institution. Institutions ensure that resources are distributed and utilized equitably so that the needs of all learners are adequately and effectively addressed. The utilization of resources includes support for professional learning for all staff. The institution examines the allocation and use of resources to ensure appropriate levels of funding, sustainability, organizational effectiveness, and increased student learning.