Since its founding, CKWA has had a big ambition to provide students with a rigorous, world-class academic program that is highly recognized by the world’s top institutions of higher learning.
In less than three academic years, it has received important international accreditation for three. The academy are well recognized.
In February 2020 ,obtain the authorization of IBDP to become an IBO World School
In July 2019, obtained the BTEC course certification authorized by the UK Business and Technology Council
In December 2018, obtain the authorization of Cambridge International Examinations Centre for the full course of study,and become Cambridge International School
Now CKWA has launched a new accreditation, CIS International School Alliance, to provide students with the greatest international education program, which will pave the way for students to succeed step by step, and continue to grow into a better international school.
What is CIS？
CIS (Council of International School) is a global non-profit organization founded to promote the development of high quality International education. The Council of International schools is a leader in the field of school evaluation and accreditation worldwide. They provide a unique international accreditation with a focus on student learning and global citizenship. To date, more than 530 CIS member schools have been granted accreditation. The quality and rigour of CIS International Accreditation is recognized by ministries, departments of education, and universities around the world as demonstration of a school’s commitment to high quality international education which also means that students from CIS schools will be welcomed by universities around the world.
What are the benefits of applying for CIS accreditation?
At CKWA, we are currently in our fourth year of operation as a bilingual international school and believe that we have developed many of the systems, policies, and educational frameworks for leading the school as it continues to grow.
Applying for CIS accreditation will be a milestone in the development of the community of Kaiwen:
CIS standards will serve as the necessary lenses from which to view our progress against international benchmarks.
The quality and rigour of CIS International Accreditation is recognized by ministries, departments of education, and universities around the world, which also means that students from CIS schools will be welcomed by universities around the world.
We offer three pathways for our graduating students: a Scholastic route following the IB Diploma program and a Talent pathway, which branches into the Kaiwen Art Program (KAP) and the Kaiwen Music Program (KMP). We now desire recognition of the credibility for the unique pathways that our graduates have followed through achieving CIS accreditation.
How long does it take to get CIS accreditation?
According to the CIS application process, a school must complete a number of steps within five years to be officially awarded CIS accreditation:
What are the advantages of applying for CIS accreditation?
The Council of International schools uses a peer-based model for evaluating schools on their journey to meeting internationally agreed standards. CIS brings together international educators from across the world of CIS-accredited schools to serve on evaluation team visits.
Farah, the Director of Enrichment Program in CKWA, has been trained and became an evaluation team member, she have served on numerous CIS Evaluation Team visits to various international schools in Asia. Farah is familiar with CIS processes and standards. This application will be led by Farah, whose experience can help CKWA get the CIS accreditation.
Diverse culture: We have a diverse staff on campus, where the balance between international and Chinese Teachers and Leaders is approximately 1-1.5. Our bilingual co-leadership and co-teaching models facilitate and enrich our learners’ educational experiences.
Curriculum: All students in Grades 9-10 take the Cambridge IGCSE in Global Perspectives (GP), a cross-curricular course that develops our students’ transferable skills, including thinking critically about a range of global issues from more than one point of view. Students in Grades 6-8 follow an integrated Humanities program, which includes an early introduction to some of the learning goals from the IGCSE DP course.
Cultivate Global Citizenship: In addition to the curriculum, the school provides many opportunities and encourages students to get involved in community activities and improve their sense of global citizenship. For example, the student union has held a charity event for migrant school during Christmas for two years in a row. Students spontaneously organized a charity performance, raising nearly 40,000 yuan for the welfare home for blind children…
As a unique elite school, CKWA aims to train young people to be open-minded, inquisitive, courageous, reflective, principled and caring citizens, which is highly consistent with the goal of CIS.
CIS also pays attention to teaching and learning and student well-being. At CKWA, we believe that learning continues beyond the classroom.
Enrichment Program: our school introduced the role of the Director of Enrichment Program, who works with the Learning Support departments to develop the CKWA Wellbeing and Assemblies program, as well as oversees our Feature Program, ASAs, school trips and activities, the calendar and focus week events. CKWA lead weekly assemblies with different topics, e.g. Anti-bullying Week, Mental Health Week, and Earth Day. Our Wellbeing program is designed to raise our learners’ understanding of and voices within areas such as personal safety, environmental protection, equality and discrimination, and learning in society.
Well-being program: The well-being program led and launched by Principal Xu focuses on the happiness and health of students and parents, and provides more support for growing intelligent parents.
Feature Program: The “Kaiwen Feature Program” is an important part of the holistic education in Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy. Primary schools incorporate science and technology, arts and physical education (up to 19 classes per week) into their regular curriculum, while secondary schools, guided by CAS (creativity, action, service) philosophy of IBDP, offer more than 70 rigorous and balanced extra-curricular courses to help students develop their leadership and creativity.
These are our strengths and the foundation of a quality international education at CKWA.
Accreditation is only the beginning of a long journey, but providing students with a rigorous, world-class academic program that is highly recognized by the world’s leading institutions of higher learning is what the Kaiwen community has been committed to.