Hansraj Public School (Sector 6 Panchkula, Chandigarh), Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School (Sector 37 & 38, Chandigarh) and Gurukul Global School (Manimajra) now holds the much desirable CBSE-i (International) accreditation given by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), rising towards attaining a global vision.
CBSE has begun CBSE i-accreditation for domestic region schools, in attempt to catch the attention of Indian Diaspora and to facilitate Indian learners to be able to pursue higher education abroad.
CBSE-i accredited schools have logical curriculum based on skills, with having prime focus on experiential learning and inventive approach. Overall, these schools have curriculum that addresses comprehensive and global requirements, all the while paying attention to the Indian system of education and culture as well. Promoting critical and creative thinking skills, efficient communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills and information and media skills is also it aims to focus on.
Under this accreditation, students are allowed to opt for any foreign language subject, replacing Hindi. Since CBSE-i accreditation is an effort to make a globally friendly educational environment to benefit students who in future wish to study abroad.
Last month, CBSE team had visited the schools to judge them on various parameters and found the school perfect to offer and showcase this iCBSE accreditation learning options. As informed by Jaya Bhardwaj (Principal of the school who was awarded the National Teachers Award, 2010)
In Gurukul Global School the new CBSE-i system is yet to introduced, roughly to begin from the next academic session. The students would be given alternatives, weather to opt from regular board curriculum or international board curriculum. The schools in a little while will keep this option in front of parents as well, who want to make their wards learn as per the international standards.
Anu Kumar (Principal, Stepping Stone School) told that school will announce the commencement of registrations for the approaching session in January 2014. The school will soon conduct the sequence of orientation sessions to educate parents about the added new curriculum. However, A helpdesk has already been installed for inquiries.