The Ascension Parish School District and its schools are internationally accredited by Cognia, formerly known as AdvancED. The school system's accreditation process is on a 5-year cycle. The district was last reaccredited in 2021 with glowing marks.

As part of the accreditation review process, the school system administers stakeholder surveys for a comprehensive look at the district and its schools. The following are links to the latest stakeholder surveys:

Parent Survey

Teacher/Staff Survey

Ascension Public Schools System Accreditation Engagement Review



Based on a set of rigorous research-based standards and evidence-based criteria, the accreditation process examines the whole institution–its policies, programs, practices, learning conditions, and cultural context–to determine how well the parts work together to carry out the institution’s vision and meet the needs of every learner. Accreditation isn’t about passing a one-time inspection. Rather, accreditation recognizes education providers that demonstrate and sustain their commitments to continuous improvement and better learner outcomes.



Cognia accreditation represents the unified policies and procedures for accreditation and certification from its Accreditation Divisions:

  • North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)

NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC comprise three of the six regionally recognized K-12 accrediting bodies and together have been accrediting institutions for 125 years.

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