St. Lucie Public Schools Named 2023 Cognia System of Distinction

Cognia® names St. Lucie Public Schools a 2023 Cognia® System of Distinction for excellence in education. This year Cognia, the global nonprofit school improvement organization, recognized eight school systems in the United States and in four other countries across the globe as Schools and Systems of Distinction – Cognia.

“I am pleased to congratulate St. Lucie Public Schools for their designation as a 2023 Cognia System of Distinction, a program which recognizes public and non-public institutions that exemplify excellence in education and service to learners,” said Dr. Mark A. Elgart, President and CEO of Cognia. Cognia selected St. Lucie Public Schools as one of the eight systems out of more than 1,100 eligible institutions that hosted a Cognia Accreditation Engagement Review during the 2022-2023 school year.

Superintendent Dr. Jon R. Prince stated, “Being recognized as a Cognia School System of Distinction is a testament to the commitment of our employees to continuous improvement and their dedication to providing all students with high-quality educational opportunities.”

During the 2022-2023 school year, St. Lucie Public Schools participated in Cognia’s rigorous Accreditation Engagement Review process, which is grounded in research-based performance standards. The process includes a third-party review of evidence by education experts, interviews, and classroom observations. The review evaluates institutions and seeks evidence of growth in learning, a healthy culture for learning, engaging and high-quality instructional environments, and effective leadership for learning—all characteristics Cognia expects to see in quality schools that also demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement.

St. Lucie Public Schools is to be commended for earning the designation as a System of Distinction,” said Dr. Mark A. Elgart, President and CEO of Cognia. “Cognia Accreditation is already a mark of school quality recognized around the world. Being named a System of Distinction further acknowledges the demonstrated commitment to education quality and a mindset of continuous improvement St. Lucie Public Schools has for its learners,” Elgart added.

For Cognia Global Network member institutions, Cognia offers an opportunity to earn designation as a school or system of distinction in the year in which an accreditation engagement review is held. Unlike the typical six-year accreditation cycle, this program recognizes institutions that host a Cognia Accreditation Engagement Review within the recognition year and winners carry the designation for one year.


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