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For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
February 9, 2012
Jay Dillon (770) 426-3345


School District Receives Full Accreditation;
"Advisement" Status Removed

The Cobb County School District received notice from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) affirming the full accreditation of all Cobb County schools through 2014. As part of the five-year reaccreditation earned in November 2009, the District was required to submit a progress report indicating how Cobb has addressed the SACS evaluation team’s recommendations for improvement. At the time, the district received "Accredited on Advisement" status. The AdvancED Accreditation Commission received the progress report in December 2011, and on Feb. 7, 2012 granted full continuation of Cobb’s accreditation term, removing the "advisement" status. SACS accreditation is a critical validation of school operations, and most colleges and universities will accept only students who have graduated from a SACS-accredited school.

The Cobb County School District first earned district-wide accreditation in 2004 and was one of the first three school systems in the nation to receive the designation. SACS, paired with the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE) comprise the AdvancED organization, which seeks to help schools and school systems improve student success through a stringent set of standards.

Click here to view the letter from AdvancED CEO Mark Elgart.