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October 11, 2022 | News

Adams 14 Applies for Cognia System Accreditation | Oct. 11, 2022

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Oct. 11, 2022, COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Adams County School District 14 (Adams 14) announced today that it has applied for system accreditation by Cognia™, the largest global nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers.

Cognia, formerly AdvancED, recognizes school districts that meet rigorous standards, which focus on productive learning environments, a culture of learning that meets the needs of all learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the system and all of its schools would be accredited, and that Adams 14 would be recognized across the nation and around the world as a school system that meets Cognia Standards and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.

“Systems accreditation as conferred by the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission would provide Adams 14 a nationally recognized mark of quality for our school system and each school within our system,” said Adams 14 Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría. “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 must also implement a continuous process of improvement and submit to internal and external review. School systems in good standing can maintain their accreditation for a six-year term.

Cognia Deputy Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. David Hurst stated, “Cognia Systems 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.”

Cognia is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Parents and interested community members can learn more about the Cognia Accreditation at