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    Duval County Public Schools is proud to be an accredited member of AdvanceED, the world's largest non-profit accrediting organization of educational institutions.  The goal of AdvancED is to assist schools and systems in their continuous improvement journey.  As a part of that process, educational organizations agree to be a part of a rigorous, on-site review every five years.  

    This site was developed to better inform the DCPS staff as well as provide information to the community at large regarding the new protocol for Advanc-Ed System Accreditation. This is the highest level of accreditation that a school system can receive from this organization, and as a district we always learn from participating in this continuous improvement process.

    Currently, all Duval County Public Schools are fully accredited by AdvancED. Through this long-established method of accrediting schools, individual schools are reviewed and renewed annually for accreditation eligibility.

    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 to become familiar with the process of quality assurance, and learn more about Duval County Public Schools. 

    Duval County Public Schools completed the self-study process this Fall, and welcomed a visiting committee to the district October 21-24, 2018. We would like to publicly thank all of the district employees, students, parents, and community partners who participated in this process.  We should receive the final report from the visit in several weeks, and we will post it for public review when it arrives.
     
    We would also like to thank the 25 educators on the AdvancED Team for their professionalism and thoroughness throughout the process.  AdvancED Team Members are volunteers who give of their time to provide feedback to help us grow and improve as a system.