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Teurlings Catholic High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a division of AdvancEd and approved by the Louisiana State Department of Education. In February of 2022, TCHS will renewed its accreditation through the Cognia organization. Through this process, the school presented the following Improvement plans to the review team.


TCHS named "2022 Cognia™ School of Distinction"

Teurlings Catholic High School has been named a 2022 Cognia™ School of Distinction for excellence in education. Cognia, the global nonprofit school improvement organization, recognized 96 schools in the United States and Puerto Rico and in nine other countries across the globe as Schools of Distinction. 

The School of Distinction program recognizes pre-K–12 education institutions that exemplify excellence in education and service to learners. Cognia selected Teurlings Catholic as one of the 96 schools and 38 systems out of more than 1,500 institutions that were eligible for its 2022 Cognia Schools and Systems of Distinction. 

Teurlings Catholic participated in Cognia’s rigorous Accreditation Engagement Review process which is based on research-based performance standards. The process includes a third-party review by education experts of evidence, interviews, and classroom observations. The evaluation covers Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity, and Resource Capacity, as well as a demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. 

“Teurlings Catholic High School is to be commended on their recognition as a School of Distinction,” said Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia. “Cognia Accreditation is already a mark of distinction recognized around the world. Being named a School or System of Distinction further recognizes the commitment to education quality Teurlings Catholic has for its learners,” he added.