Charter School Authorizers
Build Credibility and Integrity
Cognia is committed to the nearly 4 million students enrolled in innovative charter schools. Whether students are learning to fly airplanes, acting as environmental stewards, or taking classes in museums, Cognia accreditation supports their learning by holding the schools they attend to rigorous, internationally recognized standards.
Support for authorizers and schools
Lightening the load for Charter Authorizers
As stewards of the charter school community tasked with reviewing applications and overseeing performance, your work is endless. With more than 125 years in accreditation, Cognia partners with authorizers to lighten your load and infuse our rich experience in continuous improvement to support your schools and students.
As a non-profit, nongovernmental organization that supports schools around the globe, Cognia accreditation is closely aligned with charter renewal processes, and our rigorous, research-based performance standards complement your existing processes and core values.
Improving student learning in Charter Schools
More than 1,000 charter schools have turned to Cognia for accreditation. Why? Because a significant amount of the work required for reauthorization overlaps with our process. So, not only do you gain reauthorization, but you commit to a set of rigorous performance standards that sustain school improvement and better learning outcomes.
Plus, you’ll have access to unparalleled tools and resources that support the growth of your students and staff, and you’ll boost your reputation by proudly displaying our Cognia seal.
Schools go through the process once and obtain feedback from two organizations on what they’re doing well and how to improve.
Your relationship with Cognia matters.
We have experience and credibility in the field of regulatory oversight and continuous improvement.