Oakbrook prepares for five-year Cognia re-accredidation
Oakbrook Preparatory School is preparing for its 5-year accreditation approval from Cognia, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers. The purpose of accreditation is to ensure that students are being served to the school’s maximum potential. During an accreditation visit, a team of individuals from within the association conduct a thorough onsite review that provides information to the school about recommended areas of growth and highlights areas of excellence.
Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizes private and and public schools and districts that meet rigorous standards focused 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 school is accredited, and that Oakbrook Prep is recognized across the nation as a school that meets Cognia Standards of Quality, and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement. Oakbrook was previously accredited in 2016.
“Being accredited by Cognia provides Oakbrook with a nationally recognized mark of quality for our school,” said Head of School Kyle Boyles. “It demonstrates our commitment to excellence and to the students we serve.”
During PCA’s most recent review, the onsite accreditation team noted the following special commendations and powerful school practices unique to PCA as a Cognia and National Christian School Association (NCSA) private school.
Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services to institutions and other education providers. The result of the merger of AdvancED and Measured Progress, Cognia was formed to bridge the gap between school evaluation and student assessment. As a global nonprofit working in over 80 countries, our 36,000 institutions serve and support nearly 25 million students and five million educators every day. Cognia serves as a trusted partner in advancing learning for all. Find out more at cognia.org.