DVUSD Cognia Accreditation

  • Cognia (formerly known as AdvancED) is a nonprofit, accreditation organization that conducts external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems, with the goal of evaluating, verifying, and improving school quality.  Cognia accreditation is the recognition that systems meet high-quality standards, engage in continuous improvement, and produce quality results.  In 2024, DVUSD received the five-year system-wide accreditation.  As part of the accreditation process, the Cognia External Review Team identified powerful practices and improvement priorities. DVUSD addressed the recommendations through targeted action steps aligned with the key strategic objectives within DVUSD's Strategic Plan.  Read about the powerful practices, improvement priorities, and DVUSD actions here.


    Please see Cognia Frequently Asked Questions.