Georgia Cyber Academy is accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Accreditation means that our programs and curriculum meet rigorous standards recognized by colleges, universities and employers.

In January 2012, AdvancED and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) approved Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) as meeting the AdvancED standards for quality schools. In January 2017, AdvancED approved GCA for a five-year re-accreditation. GCA has been a member of AdvancED/SACS CASI since 2010. 

Based on a set of rigorous research-based standards and evidence-based criteria, the accreditation process examines the whole institution–its policies, programs, practices, learning conditions, and cultural context–to determine how well the parts work together to carry out the institution’s vision and meet the needs of every learner. Accreditation isn’t about passing a one-time inspection. Rather, accreditation recognizes education providers that demonstrate and sustain their commitments to continuous improvement and better learner outcomes.

The Cognia (formerly AdvancED) accreditation process validates a school's quality through onsite reviews conducted by trained, professional evaluators.

Cognia (formerly AdvancED) certification recognizes that GCA has demonstrated to the academic community that it effectively advances the quality of the educational experiences it provides to its students and is in compliance with the standards of the organization.

More information about Cognia can be found on the Cognia website.

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