Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and Cognia

Bright Light School was accredited by Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and Cognia in 2010 and approved by Washington State Board of Education.

Cognia is the largest community of education professionals in the world.

We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, Cognia is far from a typical accrediting agency. Our goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, our commitment is to help schools improve.

Cognia serves as a trusted partner to 32,000 schools and school systems.

School employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations. Cognia was created through a 2006 merger of the PreK-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)—and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2010.

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