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CORBAN UNIVERSITY
CU-w-mottoCorban is a private Christian university in Salem, Oregon, USA. It is a gospel-driven community of scholars and leaders who seek to bring a biblical perspective to all areas of study and practice. They offer deep scriptural rooting to students while training them for any of a wide variety of professions—from education to business and from counseling to political science. They believe the best way to make a difference in the world is to send biblically and theologically grounded graduates into a wide variety of fields.In August 2015, IICS and Corban University signed an agreement that offers scholarships equivalent to USD 10,000/year per person for qualified IICS students. This scholarship is renewable annually based on the student’s performance at Corban.

ADVANCE PLACEMENT PROGRAM
apAdvance Placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students an opportunity to take college level courses during high school. By making the decision to take an AP course, students are letting universities know that they have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. So when admissions officers see “AP” on the student’s transcript, it signals the admissions officers that they have undertaken the most conscientious classes their high school has to offer. The officers see that they have challenged themselves with university-level course work and expectations, and have refined their skills to meet these expectations. In an increasingly competitive admissions process, AP gives students an extra point to be admitted into universities. Many universities in the U.S. grant university credits or advanced placement based on AP test scores. IICS is an official test centre for AP exams. IICS students could take the AP subject(s) offered by IICS and sit for the exams in May. Even without joining an AP class, students could simply register for any AP exams in IICS.

ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL
ACSI_Logo_2C (2)The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is a Christian educational organization with the mission of enabling Christian schools worldwide. ACSI advances excellence in Christian schools by providing professional and personal development of Christian educators and giving vital support functions for their 15,000 member schools around the world. This prominent organization offers multiple services, including teacher and administrator certification, school accreditation, legal and legislative assistance, publishing and standardized testing information. IICS was granted accreditation in 2016. Only 30% of ACSI member schools are qualified to meet the rigor of ACSI accreditation.

WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is a secular school association which approves and accredits quality public and private schools within the western states of the US as well as Asia. IICS received WASC accreditation in 2016. It is a tremendous help to our students to have the WASC school stamp on their transcript as they apply to quality universities within the US. In the U.S., school programs which are approved communicates to all universities that high schools have gone through the academic rigor for accreditation.

SISTER SCHOOL:  ST CATHERINE S SCHOOL IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
St Catherine’s School is both the oldest Anglican girls’ school and the oldest independent girls’ school in Australia. For 157 years the school has had a proud history of educating critical, reflective thinkers who not only contribute to, but shape society as leaders and women determined to make a difference. St Catherine’s is proud to be an Anglican school founded on teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible.

CALIFORNIA CROSS POINT HIGH SCHOOL
CCHS crestChinese Christian Schools opened its doors in the fall of 1979 with 13 students in two one-bedroom apartments in Oakland, CA. By the end of the first year, the school population had doubled to 26! By 1985, the school had grown to 285 students. Bursting at the seams, the school moved to a 10.2 acre campus in San Leandro. In 2003, with a K-12 enrollment of over 700, a second, brand new campus opened in Alameda and the school solidified its international reputation by winning the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award, the highest honor in the nation. In 2010, the high school moved into their current building in Alameda, a former bio-tech building with state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, and administrative offices.

California Crosspoint Middle & High School has come a long way, and countless awards have since been earned, but it has not departed from its core values. We continue to remind ourselves to follow the example of Christ by continuing in the path of humility, saying, “Do not let your achievements and what you have become change who you are. Whether accomplishments come or not, who you are in God’s eyes does not change.” It is that affirming truth, that each student is valuable, that has made the difference in California Crosspoint Middle & High School and in the lives of countless young people.