Pearson Online Academy: Fully Accredited Online Private School

Accreditation by established accrediting bodies ensures that Pearson Online Academy programs, curriculum, and teachers meet and maintain high educational standards, and that students’ work at Pearson Online Academy will be recognized by other schools and universities.

Pearson Online Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools (MSA) . Pearson Online Academy is also accredited by the following accrediting divisions of Cognia, formerly AdvancED: the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) , and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).

NCAA Approved Courses

In addition to our institution-wide accreditations, many Pearson Online Academy core high school courses are approved by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

See Our NCAA Eligible Courses

Beyond the Standards

In addition to re-accrediting Connections Academy in 2010, Cognia, formerly AdvancED awarded commendations for "certified, qualified teachers," an educational model that insists on "teachers who teach," "quality, technology-based instruction," "multiple, effective quality controls' and "highly responsive operational culture" that is 'focused on continual improvement."

As Connections Academy co-founder Barbara Dreyer observes, these commendations demonstrate "our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the students we serve."