Accreditation is your assurance of K12's academic excellence.
Accreditation provides reciprocity of credits, courses, and grade level placements between schools and universities around the world and validation of the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and universities. Accreditation ensures a consistent level of quality in a network of participating schools that is valued by the public and by colleges and universities. In addition, students in accredited schools become part of a worldwide network of quality institutions focused on student performance.
AdvancED (Advancing Excellence in Education) Accreditation
K12 is an AdvancED-accredited corporation meeting the highest standards of educational management. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). AdvancED is dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide through accreditation, research, and professional services. AdvancED is the world's largest education community, engaging 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide and educating 15 million students. NCA CASI and SACS CASI schools share a unified, clear and powerful accreditation process designed to help schools continuously improve.
As noted by AdvancED, the accreditation process breeds a culture dedicated to excellence—never satisfied with good, always striving for greatness. Accreditation welcomes the constructive feedback of peers; and demands rigor, is based in data, and approaches documentation of results with discipline. Accreditation is about making the quest for excellence a habit; it's about being the best a school can be on behalf of the students it serves.
Additionally, many K12 schools are accredited by a wide variety of respected accreditation bodies including:
- Northwest Accreditation Commission
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement
High School student athletes can visit the NCAA website for information on NCAA eligibility and a list of courses. Please use your school code when looking for eligible courses offered by your school (or virtual academy). You can also access these courses by using your school name and state. Additional questions can be directed to your school counselor.