Riada American School is fully accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED: “Advancing Excellence in Education Worldwide.”) Cognia’s accreditation process is designed on a standards-based framework to feed continuous improvement and transform education on a global scale.


The Cognia Accreditation Policies and Procedures represent the unified policies and procedures for accreditation from AdvancED’s Accreditation Divisions: North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Cognia provides an effective engine for systematizing and maximizing school improvement efforts. This process creates benefits that stem from integrating school improvement and accreditation, including increased student performance. Cognia represents 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide, educating 15 million students.