In 2017, the traditional August conference in the autonomous educational organization "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools" began with the solemn presentation of CIS certificates. Certificate of accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS) received three Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools in Semey, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Kokshetau.
Certificate of accreditation to Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Semey from the President of Nazarbayev University Shigeo Katsu got the Principal Bagdan Kaiyrzhanov, representative of the parents' committee Gulnar Kairkenova, chairman of the student committee Sagynali Akhmetkali. Accreditation certificate of Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Kokshetau was awarded to the Principal Zulfiya Urazbekova, the chairman of the parents' committee and the Gulzhauar Kabdenova and the chairman of the student committee Abai Kalymtay from the hands of the Director of pre-school and secondary education department of the Ministry of Education and Science Sholpan Karinova. Chairperson of the Board of AEO "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools" Kulyash Shamshidinova congratulated on the great achievement the Principal of Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology in Ust-Kamenogorsk Kulfarida Raisova, a representative of the parents' committee Erkin Kassymov and the chairman of the student committee Zhansaya Oralbekova.
The new status of Intellectual schools means new perspectives for the entire teaching staff and students.
CIS is the most famous organization in the world, which is established to promote higher standards and the latest achievements in the field of education. At present, the prestigious club consists of leading schools and educational complexes from many countries. It cooperates with top 50 universities in the world who are interested in graduates of accredited schools.
The procedure of accreditation presupposes a long and large-scale process, which is completed by a direct inspection at the school. This spring the authoritative CIS team of accredited schools representatives from the USA, England, Germany, Russia, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Lebanon have worked for several days in Semey, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Kokshetau, analyzing and evaluating management, training of teachers, organization of educational process and school life in general. "Life Values", "Teaching and Learning", "Management and Leadership", "The teaching and support staff", "Access to teaching and learning", "Operating Systems" as well as knowledge of foreign languages – according to all these standards Intellectual Schools meet the strictest criteria at world level.
Five Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools have already been accredited. It is planned that during the forthcoming academic year eight more schools will receive international accreditation, and until 2019 all Intellectual schools will be accredited.
The entry of Intellectual schools into a world-class elite organization will be a landmark event for the whole educational system in the country.