The BVIS curriculum is at very high standard and WASC’s accreditation means graduation certificates from BVIS will now carry their recognition of this. BVIS will continue to offer A level courses and we are also planning to broaden the range of courses available beyond this in the next few years. These will lead to a BVIS High School Diploma which is now accredited by WASC in the same way as any school in the USA.
Through the WASC ongoing accreditation cycle, BVIS HCMC conducts an in-depth self-study, normally every five or six years, hosts a visit by fellow educators and engages all stakeholders in a follow-up process of implementing, monitoring, and refining the resulting school wide action plan.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. WASC provides assistance to schools worldwide, especially in California, Hawaii, Guam, Asia, the Pacific Region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. To learn more, please visit the WASC website at www.acswasc.org or contact the WASC office directly.