AdvancED, the institution that provides WAY American School's accreditation, is now called Cognia. It is the world leader in providing improvement and accreditation services to education providers of all types in their pursuit of excellence in serving students.
Cognia has sent the following message to its accredited schools:
As you may know, AdvancED and Measured Progress merged in 2018. Our missions, values, and capabilities came together in a joined vision for the future: to open doors of opportunity as we influence and support educational improvement on a grand scale. Today we’re unveiling a new name and look to reflect this vision.
Our new name is Cognia. Adapted from the Latin word Cognitio, or knowledge, the name speaks to our belief that knowledge is key to reaching aspirations—no matter a person’s circumstances or background. And as educators, the more knowledge we all have, the more we can do for students.
Although our name is new, Cognia remains committed to assisting you on your improvement journey, continuing to serve you through accreditation, student assessments, STEM certification, consulting, diagnostic services, and professional learning.
We believe that these changes will only value our accreditation even more and we are happy to be part of the Cognia accredited schools.