Duval County Public Schools welcomes you to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and Advance-Ed general information site. This site has been developed to better inform the DCPS staff as well as provide information to the community at large regarding the new protocol of the SACS CASI and Advance-Ed District Accreditation as a Quality System process. SACS CASI District Accreditation is the highest level of accreditation that a school system can receive from this organization, and we are looking forward to this process.
Currently, all of the Duval County Public Schools are fully accredited by SACS CASI. Through this long-established method of accrediting schools, individual schools are reviewed each year for accreditation eligibility. A Quality Assurance Review Team (QART) visits Duval County to evaluate and confirm our work. Receiving district accreditation validates how well the education system – the district, school and classroom – work together to meet the needs of students. It provides a comprehensive framework for continually improving student achievement and district performance.
District Accreditation, as a quality assurance process, has corroborated our district’s efforts to provide quality education for all of our students and recognize our accomplishments. We invite you to review the information on this website, become familiar with the process of quality assurance, and learn more about Duval County Public Schools.