Richland One Earns Five-Year Reaccreditation from Cognia
Cognia (formerly AdvancED) nationally recognizes districts that meet rigorous standards that focus 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 system and all of its schools are accredited and that Richland County School District One is recognized across the nation as a school system that meets Cognia Standards of Quality and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.
To earn accreditation from Cognia, a school district also must implement a continuous process of improvement and submit to internal and external review. School systems in good standing can maintain their accreditation for a five-year term. Richland One was scheduled for its next five-year term engagement during the onset of the pandemic, so the re-accreditation visit was postponed until the winter of 2022.
Richland One hosted a virtual engagement accreditation review from January 31, 2022 - February 2, 2022. Please see the report linked below. Richland One will use the feedback from this engagement review as we continuously seek to improve and increase student achievement growth among all of our students.