Greetings CIC Community!
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Colegio Internacional de Caracas (CIC) and the school’s leadership group, welcome to CIC for the 2013-14 school year. For new students and their families, we are especially pleased that you have chosen CIC. For our returning students, we anticipate an exciting and challenging new year for you. As always, we encourage all members of our community to become actively engaged in the school’s myriad activities and programs in collaboration with our students and faculty.
Building on over a century’s experience of educating students in an English-medium international school environment here in Venezuela, CIC’s academic program has never been stronger. The IB Diploma (DP) and Middle Years (MYP) programs are the pillars of our curriculum. The elementary school’s inquiry-based program continues to be top-rate and, in this respect, we expect to further enhance it through our transition to the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP). CIC is also proud to be taking a leading educational role in the region through our implementation of the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) testing program.
CIC has received formal notification of re-accreditation from the IB Middle Years Program (MYP). The MYP report gave us many commendations for the work being done at CIC. Furthermore, we have submitted the self-study work for the IB Diploma Program, and we expect to receive a report back by September. During this school year, CIC will continue to work with the Continuous Improvement Team to ensure that the school meets the standards of accreditation set out by the AdvancED organization.
CIC believes in protecting the environment for future generations. The school supports the activities of the Green Team, an environmental service club. Students of this club will be representing the school by participating once again in the Global Issues Network conference this year being held in October in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
CIC’s formidable strength derives from the stability of its excellent professional teaching staff, as well as from the continuity of its school’s administrative leadership team. These strengths provide us with a solid base to further the academic rigor of our program. As well, they give to our highly experienced administrative leadership team the ability to successfully manage the school and its resources in the face of a very challenging environment.
The CIC Board and leadership team have high expectations that this year will be an outstanding one, filled with progress and accomplishment both for the school and all of our students.
Please take the opportunity to learn more about CIC by browsing our website. Should you wish to contact us, you may communicate directly with me at email@example.com. Alternatively, you may contact our School Principal, Mrs. Kelly Kramer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Mariana Gonzalez, our Elementary School Coordinator, at email@example.com.
I look forward eagerly to working with all members of our community in a constructive way to assure that our school’s vision is upheld and our mission advanced in the common cause of educational excellence.