“To be the master of knowledge, one has to be a servant to working”
Honore de Balsac (French novelist)
The discussion about “quality assurance” in the business world in the last 20 years has been resolved with establishment of institutions which define and inspect against international standards. CIS (Council of International Schools) is an internationally recognized institution which certifies primary schools and high schools that provide education at a prescribed quality. The council evaluates member schools against worldwide quality criteria and awards schools that meet the criteria with an "accreditation” certificate.
An accreditation certificate means long hours of labor-intensive work for schools. In order for the “accreditation” of its operations by this international institution, TAC applied in 2004 to the Council of International Schools and received accreditation in 2007. CIS, through its regular visits after granting accreditation to schools, re-evaluates the compliance of the school to the standards. Therefore, what makes CIS important for the academic world is that it establishes as a target not to reach the quality standards only, but to sustain them.
What are the aims of the CIS Accreditation?
It ensures that the school targets perfection at all stages of education.
It guarantees a high-quality education program through clearly defined objectives and standards.
It ensures that the school is aware of its strengths and weaknesses, and produce remedial solutions for its shortcomings through a cycle of continuous improvement.
It enables schools to compare themselves globally with schools in similar status across the world.