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Accreditation and Affiliation

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1) Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation is directly related to International School of Kuantan (ISK). ISK has successfully obtained the WASC accreditation, which signifies that the school meets the rigorous standards and requirements set by WASC.
 

With the WASC accreditation, ISK demonstrates its commitment in providing a high-quality education that meets international standards. It assures students, parents, and universities that ISK offers a globally recognized education and maintains a learning environment of excellence.
 

The WASC accreditation also serves as a validation of ISK's curriculum, faculty qualifications, student support services, facilities, and overall educational practices. It signifies that ISK has undergone a comprehensive evaluation process and has met the stringent criteria established by WASC.
 

Furthermore, the WASC accreditation brings several benefits to ISK and its students. It enhances the reputation of the school, making ISK a preferred choice for students seeking a quality education. It also increases the acceptance of ISK graduates by colleges and universities worldwide, as their qualifications and transcripts from an accredited institution are more likely to be recognized and accepted.
 

Moreover, the WASC accreditation promotes continuous improvement within ISK. Through the accreditation process, ISK engages in self-reflection and implements any necessary changes to enhance its educational programs and services continually.

2) Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) qualification is directly related to International School of Kuantan (ISK) and its educational offerings. ISK has obtained the MQA qualification, which certifies that the American High School Diploma offered by ISK is equivalent to A-Level and STPM qualifications in Malaysia.

By holding the MQA qualification, ISK demonstrates that its American High School Diploma program meets the standards set by the Malaysian education system. This recognition ensures that ISK graduates are equipped with the academic knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Malaysian universities based on their academic performance.

The MQA qualification serves as a testament to the academic rigor and excellence of ISK's curriculum. It validates the educational value and equivalence of the American High School Diploma offered by ISK with the local qualifications accepted by Malaysian universities.

With the MQA qualification, ISK graduates have the advantage of being eligible to pursue further education in Malaysian universities without the need for additional qualifications or bridge programs. They can directly apply for Bachelor's Degree programs based on their academic achievements during their time at ISK.

This recognition by the MQA enables ISK students to seamlessly transition into higher education in Malaysia, opening doors to a wide range of academic and career opportunities. It provides assurance to students and parents that the education received at ISK is aligned with the requirements and standards of the Malaysian education system.

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3) International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a comprehensive, thematic, and internationally-minded curriculum framework designed for primary education. It is used by schools worldwide to provide a high-quality education that promotes holistic development and prepares students for the demands of the 21st century.

The IPC focuses on engaging students through exciting and relevant learning experiences. It is organized around thematic units of study, which integrate multiple subject areas such as science, social studies, language arts, mathematics, art, and physical education. Each unit is designed to address specific learning goals and objectives while fostering cross-curricular connections.

One of the key strengths of the IPC is its inquiry-based approach to learning. Students are encouraged to ask questions, explore topics, conduct research, and actively participate in their own learning. This approach promotes critical thinking, problem-solving skills, creativity, and a deep understanding of concepts.

The IPC also emphasizes the development of personal qualities and international-mindedness. It encourages students to become responsible global citizens who are aware of different cultures, perspectives, and global issues. Through the IPC, students develop skills such as communication, collaboration, resilience, and adaptability, which are essential for success in an interconnected world.

The International School of Kuantan (ISK) demonstrates its commitment to delivering a high-quality international education. It means that ISK has chosen to adopt the IPC as its primary curriculum, aligning its educational practices with global standards and best practices in primary education.

As an IPC-affiliated school, ISK can benefit from a range of support and resources provided by the IPC organization. This includes access to a comprehensive curriculum framework, professional development opportunities for teachers, assessment tools, and a global network of schools. The IPC community allows ISK to collaborate with other educators, share experiences, and continuously improve its educational practices.

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4) East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS)

EARCOS stands for the East Asia Regional Council of Schools. It is a professional organization that supports and promotes educational excellence in international schools throughout East Asia. EARCOS provides a platform for collaboration, professional development, and networking among member schools.

As a member of EARCOS, ISK can enjoy the various benefits and opportunities provided by the organization. These benefits include:

  1. Professional Development: ISK can participate in EARCOS conferences, workshops, and professional development sessions. These events offer opportunities for educators, administrators, and support staff to enhance their skills, exchange ideas, and stay updated with the latest educational practices.

  2. Networking and Collaboration: Being a part of EARCOS allows ISK to connect and collaborate with other member schools in East Asia. This network provides a platform for sharing experiences, best practices, and resources, fostering a community of learning and growth.

  3. Student Activities and Events: EARCOS organizes a range of activities and events for students, such as sports tournaments, cultural exchanges, and leadership conferences. ISK students can participate in these events, engaging with students from other EARCOS member schools, promoting cultural understanding, and developing leadership skills.

  4. Accreditation and Evaluation: EARCOS offers an accreditation process for member schools. By undergoing accreditation, ISK can demonstrate its commitment to high educational standards and continuous improvement. The accreditation process helps schools assess their practices, curriculum, and overall quality.

  5. Collaborative Projects: EARCOS facilitates collaborative projects and initiatives among member schools. ISK can participate in these projects, which may involve curriculum development, research studies, community service, and more. Collaboration with other member schools allows ISK to contribute to educational advancements in the region.

Being a member of EARCOS reflects ISK's dedication to excellence and its commitment to providing a high-quality international education. It provides valuable opportunities for professional development, collaboration, and student engagement, enriching the learning experience at ISK.

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