Message From AdvancED
Dear Al Kon Family,On behalf of AdvancED, I wish to express my sincere thanks for hosting the AdvancED/NCA School Accreditation External Review team. Thank you for your hospitality and for attending to the team’s needs. The school's excellent planning and scheduling helped ensure a smooth review.I enjoyed the opportunity to work with you and your staff. It is my hope that the External Review met your expectations and that the findings from the review will help you in your efforts to improve student performance and overall school effectiveness at the excellent Al Kon (Global) International School which has the goal of becoming the best school in KSA..You will receive the written report approximately one month after the External Review. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.Thank you again for hosting the AdvancED External Review team. It was a pleasure working with you. I commend you for the commitment to advancing excellence in education through the accreditation process.Sincerely,PatriciaDr. Patricia WoodruffInternational Education ConsultantNaples, Florida
What Is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards...
Today accreditation examines the whole institution--the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders--to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students. (AdvancED website)
What Is AdvancED?
In 1994, regional accreditation organizations in the United States established the Commission on International and
Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA), an international educational accreditation agency. CITA provided systems of accreditation around the world. In 2008, CITA was acquired by AdvancED. Since then, AdvancED has been dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide. The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) are accreditation divisions of AdvancED.
Is Global International School
Al-Kon International School, known as Global International School (GIS), has so far been fully accredited three times: twice by CITA and once by NCA. The school is accredited to teach both the American system and the British system. Al-Kon is also an attached center to the British Council. Besides, it is a certified SAT test center and a certified IGCSE test center.