AUTHORIZATION, ACCREDITATION and MEMBERSHIP
The International Baccalaureate® is a non-profit educational foundation offering four programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world. Schools must be authorized by the IB Organization to offer any of the programmes.
WASC is 1 of 6 accrediting agencies in the US and works with 5200 schools and organizations worldwide through the accrediting process. Through the accreditation process, parents and other stakeholders are able to know that a school has met certain standards for teaching/learning/assessment, child protection, governance, finance, and human resource practices.
ACAMIS is a non-profit association of over 50 international schools in eastern Asia with the aim to broaden education dimensions, advance professional growth, and promote international friendship within the participating schools through activities, events and competitions.
Advanced Placement is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students.
AAIE is a non-profit, membership-based international organization that partners with educational institutions and associations worldwide to exchange international ideas, resources and research that help develop and improve international education, to diversify and expand school leadership capacity.
the National Student Council Organization. This organization, called NatStuCo, is a professional group out of the US that encourages and promotes Student Council activities throughout North America and other international schools. It is sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
National Honor Society: https://www.nhs.us/
The National Honor Society (NHS) is an American premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with NHS membership since its beginning in 1921.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award: https://www.intawardchina.cn/
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award equips young people for life. It is the world’s leading youth achievement award. In 2015 more than 1.1 million young people around the world took part in the Award in more than 140 countries and territories.