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Accreditation by the AEFE (Agency for French Teaching Abroad) and the French Ministry of Education

We are excited to announce that the Lycée International de Houston is accredited (‘Homologation”) by the French Ministry of Education (AEFE).The Lycée International de Houston is now part of the extensive AEFE network of nearly 500 French schools with over 370,000 students enrolled in 139 countries.

France is the only country that has made the choice to have such an extensive network of schools outside of its borders.

The Lycée International de Houston is accredited (‘Homologation”) by the French Ministry of Education (AEFE) which certifies that the teaching provided by the school complies with the demands, curricula, teaching objectives and organizational rules of the French education system. All students from accredited schools can pursue their education in any French school, either in France or abroad, without having to take an entry examination.

The Lycée International de Houston is one of 57 accredited French Schools in the US and every grade from PS to Terminale is accredited under this system. The Lycée International de Houston initial accreditation is for Cycle 1 to 3.

International Baccalaureate

The Lycée International de Houston is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The International Baccalaureate World Schools are regarded as the gold standard of education around the world, the IB Diploma Program is offered in 138 countries. It is recognized by the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world, including Harvard and MIT. Find out more from the IB Organization website.

Embracing academic challenges for lifelong success. The Diploma Program (DP) is offered to upperclassmen within two years of study: Grades 11 and 12. This is an academically challenging program pursued by students who are preparing for success within a university setting and beyond. DP coursework addresses the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of our students at a rigorous level of study. Full Diploma Program students agree to test in six subject areas (English, World Languages, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, and Arts) and their successful completion of IB exams with a passing score can lead to college credits in a given subject.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.