Parent/Community Information

School Renewal Plan

The school renewal plan, or annual update of the school renewal plan, includes components required by the Early Childhood Development and Academic Assistance Act of1993 (Act 135) and the Education Accountability Act of 1998 (EAA) (S.C. Code Ann.§§59-18-1300 and 59-139-10 et seq. (Supp. 2004).

School Renewal Plan

Cognia Report

What is Cognia?

For more than 125 years, schools have invited Cognia, and its legacy agencies NCA CASI, SWAC, and SACS CASI, into their classrooms, so that schools and school districts can earn accreditation.  Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed to demonstrate educational quality from all types of schools that serve students from toddlers to adults. The accreditation process engages the school community in meeting high quality standards, implementing a continuous improvement process, and engaging in quality assurance through an internal and external review.

What does accreditation mean to me as a parent?.

A school’s commitment to accreditation assures parents and the community that the school is focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation.  An accredited school adheres to high quality standards based on the latest research and successful professional practices.

What are the benefits to my children attending an accredited school?

Students who attend a school accredited by SACS CASI can rest assured that the school is committed to raising student performance and held accountable for improving student learning on a continual basis.  Accreditation means that students have qualified teachers who are continually working to improve their practices and teaching methods in order to increase student performance.  Students have access to a rich, diverse, and sound curriculum as well as access to a range of student activities and support services.

If you have questions or would like additional information about this process, please contact Dr. Williams at 949-7600 or at