Babcock Neighborhood School Earns Cognia Accreditation

Babcock Ranch, Florida, FL – December 20, 2023 – Babcock Neighborhood School announced today that it has earned Cognia® Accreditation. Cognia is a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers.

Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizes districts that meet rigorous standards focused on
productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meets the needs of learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the school is accredited, and that Babcock Neighborhood School is recognized across the nation as a school that meets Cognia Performance Standards and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.
“School accreditation as conferred by the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission provides Babcock
Neighborhood School a nationally recognized mark of quality for our school,” shared Executive Director,
Shannon Treece. “Today’s announcement reflects years of hard work by the Babcock Neighborhood School team and our commitment to excellence on behalf of our students. I am incredibly proud of, and thankful for, the collaboration and feedback from Babcock parents and the broader community which continues to grow our culture and foster an environment for learning and child development.”
To earn Cognia accreditation, a school district also must implement a continuous process of improvement and submit to internal and external review. Schools in good standing can maintain their accreditation for a six-year term.
Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia, stated, “Cognia Accreditation is a rigorous process that
focuses the entire school and its community on the primary goal of preparing lifelong learners in engaging environments where all students can flourish. Babcock Neighborhood School is to be commended for demonstrating that it has met high standards, and is making progress on key indicators that impact student learning.”
Cognia is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Parents and interested community members can learn more about the Cognia Accreditation at
About Cognia

Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services to institutions and other education providers. The result of the merger of AdvancED and Measured Progress, Cognia was formed to bridge the gap between school evaluation and student assessment. As a global nonprofit working in 90 countries, our 40,000 institutions serve and support nearly 17 million students and 800 thousand educators every day. Cognia serves as a trusted partner in advancing learning for all. Find out more at
About Babcock Neighborhood School
In 2017, Babcock Neighborhood School opened its doors in Babcock Ranch, FL as part of the Charlotte
County school system. In August 2022, the all-new Babcock High School and athletic facility opened to the community. The first graduation at Babcock High School will occur in 2024. Located in the heart of
America’s first solar-powered town, Babcock Neighborhood School, Inc. is a charter school that offers a
place-based environmentally focused “greenSTEAM” education program that integrates science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

Media Contact:

Shannon Treece
Babcock Schools