International Educator Offers an Insiders View Into the College Admissions Process
For Immediate Release:
(Houston, TX) March 21, 2016 — The British International School of Houston welcomes Dr. Siva Kumari, director general of the International Baccalaureate Organization®, to Houston to share her insights about developments in education, specifically the increased importance and emphasis colleges and employers are placing on individuals with international mindedness and global competencies. She will detail how an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma offers students a passport to the world’s top universities.
Joining Kumari will be a panel of admissions counselors from selective colleges and universities to answer audience questions about the application process. The community is invited to this free discussion and dinner event on Thursday, May 5 from 5-7 p.m. at The Westin Galleria in Memorial City, 945 Gessner Road, Houston, 77024.
Parents and students interested in learning about the IB Diploma and the British International School of Houston are welcome to join the event by making a reservation at bishouston.org under the “upcoming events” tab or by calling the school at (713) 319-5048.
“College readiness is a theme of the utmost importance to the IB,” said Dr. Kumari. “An IB education prepares students extremely well to go on to further education in whatever area they choose. As part of our commitment to continually improve student outcomes, we conduct much research into this, which confirms the positive impact of participation in the IB on high school graduation, ACT score and college enrollment.”
Andrew Derry, principal of the British International School of Houston, stated, “Dr. Kumari will share with the community how the IB Diploma program can make a difference for your child. We have seen the value of the IB program through the success of all of our graduates. I am pleased to share that our wonderful teaching staff has helped our students achieve a 100 percent pass rate on the IB Diploma Program for the past five consecutive years. Additionally, our students’ IB scores are ranked first in Texas, in the top 1 percent in the United States and the top 3 percent internationally.”
Dr. Siva Kumari joined the IB Organization in 2009 as regional director for Asia-Pacific Singapore; she was named chief operating officer in 2010; and director general in 2014. Prior to joining the IB, Kumari was associate provost for K12 Initiatives at Rice University. She accepted this position after serving as associate dean in Continuing Studies at Rice University and adjunct professor in the School of Education. During her professional tenure in the United States she was the recipient of local, regional and national professional and academic awards.
College Admission Counselors will be on-site to answer questions
About the Company:
British International School of Houston has offered an individualized, international education in Houston for over 15 years. With rigorous, inter-disciplinary curricula and teachers who are experts in differentiated learning, all our students are appropriately challenged and experience personal growth and success. Within a supportive community, our ambitious and personalized approach enables each student to discover and achieve their full potential, going on to the world’s best colleges and universities with a love of learning and excitement for the future.