TIS Gets IBDP
Tirana International School is proud to be authorized as an IB World School for the Diploma Programme. Starting next year, we will offer the IB Diploma Programme for students in Secondary III and IV.
It has been a long and challenging process to get here, and we are proud of the work we have done and are excited about the work we have ahead of us. The process began during our MSA accreditation in the 2018-2019 school year when parents expressed interest in the IB Diploma Programme. Our school started the authorization process - a coordinator was appointed; teachers volunteered for IB training; and parents and students received information. The interruption of a major earthquake in 2019 and the Covid-19 pandemic only briefly slowed the process. This school year, we finished hiring and training teachers, updated policies and handbooks, completed the application, and had our Verification Visit in April. The Visiting Team asked tough questions, but we knew the answers (or at least, how to find them), and overall, they were very impressed with our school community and readiness for IB. On May 13, TIS was notified of being officially authorized.
In the next academic year 2021-2022, we will start small, with a cohort of seven or eight bright and eager Secondary III students who plan on rising to the challenge of working towards the IB Diploma to earn the prestigious, internationally recognized IB Diploma. Several other TIS students will opt to enroll in one or two IB courses to include our very popular Business Management course.
Warm Regards from the TIS IB DP TEAM