Accreditation, Memberships & Approvals

The4Network Pinnacle Academy strives for the highest level of educational excellence in all of its courses. In order to maintain this educational standard and continue to grow, we are accredited by, members of and/or approved by various bodies.

The T4N Pinnacle Academy is a Cognia(TM) member, and a part of the Cognia(TM) Global Network.

The T4N Pinnacle Academy facilitates a streamlined accreditation process for families using Pinnacle Academy curriculum and instruction as full-time students at a per-family fee through the Home-Based Educators Accrediting Association, a MN recognized accrediting body which has been in operation since 1989.

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Our entire school is accredited by the Global Education Accrediting Commission, a project of T4N Education. The GEAC has some of the highest standards amongst accrediting committees, and the accreditation process involved individual applications for compliance in 24 separate standards.

All of our courses are approved by the GEAC and featured in the yearly GEAC approved course catalog. Our elementary, middle and high schools are all fully accredited by the GEAC. The GEAC website can be found here.

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Our high school (grades 9 through 12) is accredited by the NCAA (National College Athletic Association). We have achieved the highest level of accreditation from the NCAA, with "Cleared" status. You can view our NCAA accredited courses on this website with our NCAA high school code: 852652.

All of our high school courses are approved by the NCAA - EXCEPT: MTH013- Practical Math, SPT001- Karate, SPT002- Dancing, ELC001- Visual Art Studio & ELC002 - Singing. You can meet NCAA initial eligibility requirements as a student athlete with all of our NCAA approved classes.

The T4N Pinnacle Academy is an Abeka approved testing administrator.

The T4N Pinnacle Academy is also authorized by the Bada Institute for Educational Testing to administer all BIET tests.


The T4N Pinnacle Academy runs an official SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter, chartered by SADD, a national organization with more than 8,000 middle school, high school and college level chapters.

The T4N Pinnacle Academy offers online sessions with 4-H Empact (Explore MN Performing Arts Club And Troupe), a 4-H chapter chartered by the University of Minnesota Extension.