Which gives the local school a leg up in international collaboration.
The Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School has joined the Council of International Schools, a nonprofit that focuses on a variety of international education issues and initiatives. Joining the group means that Maggie Walker students will likely become more desirable to schools worldwide, along with other benefits.
Here’s the release.
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The Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies has joined the Council of International Schools, a global non-profit membership organization of schools, higher education institutions and individuals focused on international education. CIS is focused on the development of global citizens through the perspectives of ethics, diversity, global issues, communication, service, and leadership.
Membership in CIS provides school communities with considerable opportunities for international collaboration and contact. “Membership in the international community of schools is in line with the essence of our mission,” said MLWGS Director Jeff McGee. “By opening pathways of collaboration with other institutions that recognize the importance of preparing students for leadership and participation as global citizens, we will add value to our outstanding program by finding more ways to connect knowledge to real-world learning experiences.”
“The Governor’s School, with its exceptional reputation, adds to the richness of CIS international membership as it joins twenty-five other leading international and independent CIS schools in the United States,” said John Heard, Regional Officer for the Americas. “Other member schools include the United Nations International School, the Washington International School, the French-American International School in San Francisco, and other highly respected international schools around the world. Students who graduate from CIS member schools are sought out for admission to higher education institutions worldwide in recognition of the quality and rigor of the educational programs they have completed.”