Valentine Community Schools must engage in continuous school improvement in order maintain its accreditation. Accreditation is designed to help schools boost their ongoing performance efforts for the benefit of their students. Because of the district's geographic location, we are accredited through North Central Accreditation. North Central Accreditation has partnered with other regional accreditation institutions to form the parent organization Cognia.
Cognia is the world's largest education community, serving more the 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 69 countries that educate over 15 million students. We believe that students must be prepared to succeed in a constantly-evolving and diverse work and that educational institutions have a deep responsibility to deliver quality education to students from all walks of life.
The Nebraska Department of Education has implemented AQuESTT to raise the level of academic achievement through planning, policy formulation, and evaluation, including fiscal accountability, that improves the quality of education accessible to all students.