There's more to it than membership
B.I.S. is a full member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), and as part of the Stiftung Private Kant-Schulen gGmbH we are a full member of the Educational Collaborative of International Schools (ECIS), we are also a full member of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC).
Accreditation is a process of validation in which colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated. The standards for accreditation are set by a peer review board whose members include faculty from various accredited colleges and universities. The board aids in the evaluation of each potential new school accreditation or the renewals of previously accredited colleges/schools.
In order for potential colleges to proceed with the accreditation process smoothly, they must meet the general standards set by the peer review accreditation boards. Each college is typically assessed using the following criteria:
- Overall Mission of the School
- Objectives and Goals
- Student Requirements for Admissions
- Services Available to Students
- Quality of Education
- Reputation of Faculty
Why is accreditation important?
An important factor in realizing a successful career is choosing a reputable school. Companies want to know that you have a quality education and that you will have something to bring to the table when you join their team. For this purpose, accreditation enables companies to filter those individuals who have obtained a degree from an accredited institution from those who have not.