Accreditations & Affiliations
International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is the only school in Ho Chi Minh City fully accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC), two of the most prestigious international accreditation organisations.
Accreditation by NEASC, recognised by the U.S. Department of Education, indicates that a school meets or exceeds established criteria within the profession for the assessment of institutional quality through periodic process of self-study and peer review. An accredited school has the resources to achieve its stated purposes and provides evidence that its students are benefiting from the curricular and co-curricular program offered at the school.
More than 165 American and international schools in 65 nations outside of the United States are involved in some aspect of the NEASC accreditation process.
The Council of International Schools is the premier organisation in International Education for the accreditation of schools and Best Practice development. CIS is a not-for-profit organisation of a truly worldwide international educational community comprising over 500 member schools and 400 colleges/universities. It has experience of K–12 education in more than 100 countries and many of the Council's Officers and Consultants are former heads of international schools. The central purpose of CIS is to enable member organisations to achieve and deliver the highest standards in international education and continually improve the outcome of student learning.
The following are other organisations who ISHCMC is either affiliated with or is a member school. We invite you to go to these websites for further information:
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. The three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world. There are more than 655,000 IB students at 2,398 schools in 129 countries.
East Asian Regional Council of Overseas School (EARCOS) www.earcos.org
European Council of International Schools (ECIS) www.ecis.org
Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA)
Principal / Teacher Training Center (PTC and TTC) www.theptc.org
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) www.ascd.org
Association for the Advancements of International Education (AAIE) www.aaie.org
National Business Officers Association (NBOA) www.nboa.net