Covington Independent Public Schools received its official accreditation today during the Continuous Improvement Summit sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancED.
Superintendent Alvin Garrison and other district staff were recognized during the two-day summit in Lexington.
Earlier this year, Covington was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) accreditation seal.
This means that the system and all of its schools are accredited, and that Covington Independent Public Schools is recognized across the nation as a quality school system.
“I am elated about our accreditation,’’ Mr. Garrison said. “It validates our board’s leadership and the work of our faculty and staff who show up daily to do what’s best for students. This is another piece of evidence that confirms Covington is on the right track to district improvement.”
The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The system’s accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term.
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, stated, “AdvancED School System Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Covington is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”