Accreditation Information

Institutional accreditation is a voluntary system of peer review of an institution according to established standards. It provides public assurance about the quality of institutions, and it provides a mechanism for the institutions to evaluate themselves and improve. In addition, accreditation ensures that credits and diplomas are accepted by other schools, colleges, employers, the military, and state and federal governments.

Northgate Academy is a Minnesota State Registered High School and is part of the Excel Education Systems independent school system. Click here to view the school profile on the Minnesota Department of Education website. Our assigned DOE school ID# is 0284-31-023. Northgate Academy is regionally accredited by Cognia, the parent organization of the North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and School CASI, and the Northwest Accrediting Commission. Click here to view the school’s accreditation profile. Northgate Academy’s accreditation is recognized by the State and US Department of Education and is recognized by all colleges, universities, employers, and the US Military.

Cognia is a nationally recognized accrediting agency dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide. Cognia provides accreditation, research, and professional services to 34,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.

Parents and interested community members can learn more about the Cognia Accreditation Process at

Northgate Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is the gold standard for regional and national accreditation. See the Northgate Academy profile at MSA-CESS for more information concerning accreditation.

The Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association accredit early-childhood through post-secondary, non-degree granting public, private, faith-based educational institutions including special purpose schools, and learning services providers.

The Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools are affiliated with the United States State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools and provide accreditation services to American and international style schools attended by members of the U.S. foreign service and U. S. citizens working for non-government agencies and multi-national corporations.

MSA Commission on Secondary Schools is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a gatekeeper for eligibility for Title IV funding for postsecondary, non-degree-granting institutions and distance education throughout the United States.


Northgate Academy is accredited and recognized by the (VCPE) and the State of Virginia as a non-public school as authorized by the Virginia Board of Education in §22.1-19 of the Code of Virginia. Click here to view our profile.

Northgate Academy is an A+ rated, accredited member, of the Better Business Bureau. Membership with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) ensures that organizations agree to the quality and trust standards as set forth by the BBB. Northgate Academy is committed to service excellence. Click here to check out our BBB profile.

Disclaimer: No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits.

Our National School CEEB School Code is: 240003

Northgate Academy Students are eligible to sit for the AP, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, PLAN, and ACT exams. All exam results will be sent to the Northgate Academy counseling office. We also receive College Board accommodations for students with disabilities, SAT, and ACT publications and administer PLAN.

Northgate Academy is a Member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI). ACSI serves almost 3,000 member-schools in the United States, over 20,000 member-schools internationally.

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