International Qualifications for College Acceptance
CTIS was founded with the goal of adopting the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and receiving accreditation by the IB for each specific school that is opened, to result in a full K-12 international school following an accreditation timeline created by the leadership team The first step of this accreditation process was completed in 2022 when CTIS was awarded candidacy status by the IB for their PYP program. See the official notification from the IB below. The International Baccalaureate was chosen by Mr. Sato and the leadership team at CTIS over other educational accreditation organizations due the inquiry-based curriculum, academic value of the diploma, and international acceptance of an IB diploma for graduating high school students in Japan and the world. This will allow graduating CTIS students to have many options when considering which college would best fit their academic interests and career goals due to the fact that colleges and universities overseas and within Japan accept an IB Diploma or have specific admission processes for IB diploma holders. Additionally, the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) has been actively supporting educational institutions in Japan to adopt IB educational programs or transition to being an IB school. To view a comprehensive list of countries and universities that recognize the IB please visit the IB website below.
The MEXT IB consortium also has a list of Japanese universities that recognize an IB Diploma along with many other resources explaining the IB and as well as information about upcoming workshops and events that introduce the IB to the Japanese public.
Official Notification from the International Baccalaureate CTIS is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improving the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.** *Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org. **Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
With the opening of the school, CTIS aims to become an accredited international university entrance qualification. The credential is one of the largest international academic programs in the world, and more and more education systems in various countries are shifting to utilize the credential. In Japan, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) is promoting the program and teacher training, and there are more than one hundred candidates and accredited schools in the country. CTIS teachers are expected to model lifelong learning for their students through professional development to improve their teaching methods from workshops offered by the MEXT consortium. CTIS will work with MEXT and the International University Entrance Qualification Agency to meet the educational needs of an international community of diverse learners. We also expect that our campus learning space will be used to host future workshops of the International Education Organization. International university entrance qualification programs are now accepted by many universities in Japan and recognized by institutions of higher learning around the world. CTIS graduates can choose to enroll in universities in Japan or abroad that match their academic and career interests.