Pasco County Schools Honored with Two Prestigious Awards

This post was created on 12/02/2022.

Pasco County Schools is being honored with two prestigious awards for dedication to academic excellence and continuous improvement.

The first award designates Pasco County Schools as a System of Distinction, making Pasco County Schools one of 38 systems globally to receive this designation from Cognia, the accrediting organization recognized around the world for its high standards and rigorous accreditation process.

“Each of these systems demonstrated evidence of growth in learning, a healthy culture for learning, engaging and high-quality instructional environments, and effective leadership for learning,” said Dr. Mark Elgart, Cognia CEO. 

The second award is the Values-Driven Award of ExcellenceThis is a state-level award presented in each state to one education organization that systematically and systemically models Cognia’s values through their day-to-day efforts to improve student achievement. The Cognia values include: 

  • Dream Big 
  • Stand for the Learner 
  • Be Bold and Daring 
  • Drive Potential 
  • Be Tenacious 
  • Build Connections 

“This is extremely gratifying to receive this recognition on the state level and on the international level,” said Pasco Superintendent of Schools Kurt Browning. “It supports our efforts to provide a world class education to all our students.”

Superintendent Browning will be recognized during the annual Cognia Impact Conference, Excellence in Education Award Ceremony, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.