Accreditation Review

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE: Throughout this week, students, staff, administration, parents and community members are being interviewed by the Cognia Accreditation Team as Colstrip is currently being reviewed for renewal of its National Accreditation status. Point of fact, Colstrip is the largest system (K-12) accredited school in the State of Montana.

Cognia accreditation represents the unified policies and procedures for accreditation and certification from its Accreditation Divisions:

  • North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)

NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC comprise three of the six regionally recognized K-12 accrediting bodies and together have been accrediting institutions for 125 years

Cognia works with schools and systems of all types and sizes across the globe to clearly assess the quality of an institution institution and to help them meet the needs of every student. Cognia provides an explicit set of standards and criteria for accreditation and certification. Meeting and exceeding those standards results in a valuable recognition of excellence.



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