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Excel Education Systems, Inc. K12 Accreditation 


Excel Education Systems is Systems (District) accredited by Cognia, formally AdvancED, the parent organization of The North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and School CASI, and the Northwest Accrediting Commission.

EES district schools, Excel High School and Northgate Academy are regionally accredited by Cognia/AdvancED.

AdvancED is a nationally recognized accrediting agency dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide. Cognia/AdvancED provides accreditation, research, and professional services to 34,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.

Parents and interested community members can learn more about the Cognia/AdvancED Accreditation Process at

Excel Education Systems School District K-12 component schools are candidate for accreditation with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Excel is very excited to work with MSA toward accrediting our K-12 schools. Please see MSA-CESS for more details.

Excel Education Systems, Inc. Post-Secondary Accreditation 

Washington Online Learning Institute is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is recognized by CHEA and the US Department of Education.

The Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training provided by the postsecondary vocational education and nurse education institutions it accredits. Therefore, accredited postsecondary, non-degree granting career and technical institutions may use their Middle States accreditation to establish eligibility to participate in federal Title IV student loan programs for adult students.

Washington Online Learning Institute is licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as a post-secondary institution.