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08-24-2022 — Lexington District One earns Cognia System Accreditation

Kathryn McPhail, Chief Communications Officer
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Lexington District One earns Cognia System Accreditation

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lexington County School District One proudly announces the district earned system accreditation by CogniaTM, a nonprofit organization providing quality assurance for schools, school districts and education service providers.

Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizes districts that meet rigorous standards focusing on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meet the needs of learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the system and all of its schools are accredited, and Lexington District One is recognized across the nation as a school system which meets Cognia Standards of Quality and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.

“Earning Cognia accreditation demonstrates to our community our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the students we serve,” said Dr. Gerrita Postlewait, Interim Superintendent.

To earn accreditation from Cognia, a school district must implement a continuous process of improvement and submit to internal and external review. School systems in good standing can maintain their accreditation for a five-year term.

Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia, stated, “Cognia System Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system and its community on the primary goal of preparing lifelong learners in engaging environments where all students can flourish. Lexington District One is to be commended for demonstrating that it has met high standards, is making progress on key indicators that impact student learning.”

About Cognia
Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment and professional learning to education providers. The result of the merger of AdvancED and Measured Progress, Cognia was formed to bridge the gap between school evaluation and student assessment. As a global nonprofit working in more than 80 countries, Cognia’s 36,000 institutions serve and support nearly 25-million students and 5-million educators. Find out more at