District AccreditationCollier County Public Schools was one of the first 100 districts to seek district accreditation through AdvancED, the parent organization of SACS CASI in 2005. Collier County Public Schools was awarded district accreditation though AdvancED in 2007, 2012 and 2017.
The school district and all of its schools are accredited by AdvancED, the parent organization for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI.) 2017 Quality Assurance Review
Why Accreditation Matters
Students benefit from their educational system's commitment to raising student achievement. Students that attend an accredited institution gain greater access to federal loans, scholarships, postsecondary education and military programs.
This ethic of excellence ensures that institutions will find rich benefits from accreditation and that parents can confidently make informed decisions about their children's education, knowing their child's school is accredited.
The accreditation process leads teachers to critically evaluate teaching and learning with a focus for academic excellence.
For Communities and Businesses
As a result of schools exhibiting educational excellence, communities are viewed as desirable for economic growth and business expansion.
AdvancED Standards for Quality School Systems
Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
The system maintains and communicates at all levels of the organization a purpose and direction for continuous improvement that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
The system operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and system effectiveness.
Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
The system’s curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning across all grades and courses.
Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
The system has resources and provides services in all schools that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.
Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous Improvement
The system implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and system effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.