In June 2014, Cotter Schools was granted reaccreditation status through AdvancEd.
AdvancEd is a consortium of educational institutions that provides accreditation and consultative services to accredited schools and school systems. AdvancEd is the world's largest educational community, representing over 23,000 public and private schools and districts in 30 states and 65 countries and serving nearly 15 million students.
To be accredited, the system must:
- Meet the AdvancEd Accreditation Standards for Quality School Systems and ensure that all schools meet the AdvancEd Standards for Quality Schools.
- Engage in continuous improvement.
- Demonstrate quality assurance through external review.
A detail description of the AdvancEd accreditation process can be found at http://www.advanc-ed.org/