All of South Carolina's 33 Diocesan Catholic schools have received national accreditation for their commitment to continuous improvement. The Diocese of Charleston, which covers the entire state, received district accreditation from AdvancED/Cognia.
The process involved three components:
1.) Meeting high-quality standards
2.) Implementing a continuous process of improvement
3.) Engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review
The Diocese's accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of its progress and reporting. Officials with the Diocese called the accreditation a "nationally-recognized mark of quality."