The Public Schools of Robeson County has earned system accreditation by Cognia™, a nonprofit organization committed to providing quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers. 

For more than 100 years, Cognia, formerly known as Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS) and then AdvanceEd, has been accrediting schools and districts for improvement on rigorous research-based standards.

What accreditation means

System accreditation means all of PSRC’s schools are accredited and meet rigorous Cognia standards. In addition, accreditation means schools across the district remain committed to ongoing improvement efforts. 

“Earning districtwide accreditation is one way PSRC is working to improve our educational programs and offerings for our students and assure the public that we are committed to this turnaround work,” said Dr. Windy Dorsey-Carr, PSRC Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability.

Systems and institutions seeking to achieve or maintain accreditation understand and embrace the daily process of continuous improvement. Accredited systems are dynamic, continuously evolving, and focused on becoming better on behalf of the learners they serve. 

Accredited systems operate in learning communities by demonstrating healthy cultures where individuals collectively analyze practices and results, engage in professional learning and dialogue, take meaningful action, and assume responsibility for results.

“Cognia accreditation and certification are like no others. Our research-based performance standards give your teams a shared framework to achieve measurable, meaningful improvement. No other accrediting agency gives you actionable data from professional evaluators who are experienced educators—or continues to guide you to leverage your strengths for improvement,” according to Cognia’s website.