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 2013, DVUSD received 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 to the key strategic objectives within the 2013-2018 DVUSD Strategic Plan and the 2018-2023 Blueprint to #Extraordinary.  Read about the powerful practices, improvement priorities, and DVUSD actions here.

    DVUSD successfully completed the Cognia Systems five-year reaccreditation during the 2018 school year. We will engage in the reapplication process in the 2023-2024 school year.


    Please see Cognia Frequently Asked Questions.