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School recognized for its learning environments, equitable resource allocation

The Reynolds Learning Academy has earned COURTESY PHOTO: REYNOLDS SCHOOL DISTRICT - Reynolds Learning Academy has earned a Cognia accreditation because of the school's productive learning environment and equitable distribution of resources. accreditation by Cognia, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts and education service providers.

Reynolds Learning Academy is an alternative high school for the Reynolds School District. Cognia nationally recognizes districts that meet standards focused on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meets the needs of learners and effective leadership. "School accreditation as conferred by the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission provides Reynolds Learning Academy a nationally recognized mark of quality for our school," said Danna Diaz, superintendent of the Reynolds School District. "It demonstrates to our community that we are committed 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."

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

"Cognia accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school and it's community on the primary goal of preparing lifelong learners in engaging environments where all students can flourish," said Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia. "Reynolds Learning Academy is to be commended for demonstrating that it has met high standards and is making progress on key indicators that impact student learning."

Cognia is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

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