Southville International School and Colleges successfully passed the five-year evaluation of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) receiving positive results and some commendations in the process. SISC was authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in August 2005 and graduated its ninth batch of IB students last June 2015. Currently, the SISC IB Programme is offered in the Grades 11 and 12 levels.
As part of the IB Diploma Programme, IB schools undergo a self-evaluation every five years. The purpose of the self-evaluation is to ensure that the integrity and standards of the IB Diploma Programme are maintained. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) analyzes and evaluates the self-evaluation, provides guidance, identifies matters to be addressed, makes recommendations, and commends schools on exceptional practices.
Southville recently received the Report on the Programme Evaluation from the IBO based on the evaluation visit conducted by a team of experienced IB Diploma Programme educators last May 25-26, 2015. During the visit, the team met with students, teachers, and other members of the school community. They also observed classes, and reviewed school documents and other evidences of student learning. The Programme Evaluation found that SISC showed satisfactory development in all IB standards. The school also received commendations. Among the commendations cited by IB were the students’ commitment to support the local community through the Poor Urban Child (Po.U.Ch.) programme, their engagement in global issues, and their different perspectives. Overall, the IB noted that the school has shown satisfactory development in many areas and wished the school “continued success with the implementation of the Programme over the coming years.”
IB Programs are internationally recognized and IB Diploma holders are able to study at universities all around the world, often with advanced credit.