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In 2008, ISM earned joint accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools. ISM joined 382 schools with the prestigious CIS accreditation, one of just nine such schools in the United States and the first public charter school to earn this recognition. The combined WASC/CIS accreditation shows that the school has “achieved high standards of professional performance in international education and has a commitment to its continuing improvement.”

ISM became the first public school in the United States to be granted candidate status for joint accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS) in February 2005. Subsequently, the school engaged in the exhaustive self-analysis and self-improvement that serves as the greatest benefit of the accreditation process. This, coupled with the valuable input of WASC-CIS visiting teams and subsequent requirements and reports, has led to extensive refinements and improvements to the ISM educational program as well as the school’s operations.



Last updated January 2, 2014 by director