You can set up a school that is affiliated to the International Baccalaureate® (IB). IB is a non-profit educational foundation that emphasizes education based on intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills that develop the students as complete individuals to survive in the world. To become an IB school, you need to complete the IB authorization process. The Schools that successfully complete this intensive, globally consistent process enables you to deliver an outstanding IB education. Starting an IB school in India also requires one to go through the sequence of processes.
The IB authorization process varies depending on the type of school and type of programs that they offer. This process usually takes around 2 to 3 years. The procedure to open a new IB school in India
consists of the following phases:
Consideration Phase: This is the first requirements to open IB school. You need to submit a school information form to the IB. Once accepted, you need to attend a workshop and identify the requirement of resources and understand the details of the functions of various elements of the IB system. You also need to appoint a person to coordinate the program. You also need to submit the required documents for this process.
Request for candidacy: You need to submit the candidacy form along with the relevant information and supporting documents within the prescribed deadlines. Along with this you need to submit the fees. The IB then reviews the application and provides a feedback with certain compliances if required.
Candidate phase: Once you receive the status as a candidate school, you can have access to the curriculum centre. IB offers support to the staff members to understand the policies and acquire the important training. In certain cases, you can begin with the trial implementation of the syllabus. This phase also has a consultant visit and the consultants provide a feedback. Based on this report, the school can update the requirements to complete the compliances to become and IB school.
Request for authorization: This is the final phase when the candidate school needs to submit a detail authorization form to IB. This includes the detail report of trial implementation and the completion of the process to become an IB school. Once this is verified and the verification visit is conducted by the IB experts, they provide a final feedback. The regional office will present the report. If there are no issues pending and the report is positive, the school is granted permission to conduct the International Baccalaureate (IB) programs that are requested.
Opening an International Baccalaureate (IB) school is a tough process. You need to understand the intricacies and the level of perfection that is expected in each stage and complete it without any non compliance.