Accreditations and Memberships
Oxford Quality Programme
Fezalar Educational Institution is an accredited First and the only Oxford Quality School in Iraq. Fezalar signed a memorandum with Oxford University Press to guarantee the best English education to the students. “The Oxford Quality Programme” provides participating institutions with a full educational solution for their ELT departments. This enables them to be confident in receiving high quality professional development, dedicated consultation services, comprehensive testing and assessment and the best quality English Language Teaching materials.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools. Fezalar high schools are the member of College Board and our schools have private CEEB codes that enables our graduates to apply any available American university with SAT or ACT scores.
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. It has gradually expanded to over 100 countries from 5 continents. Each of them should be able to speak English. Participant countries take place in this prestigious Olympiad with its national teams consisting of the best student at Mathematics. Fezalar is the accredited institution to form the Iraq national team representing Iraq. Students are chosen from all over the country. The usual size of an official delegation to an IMO is (a maximum of) six students, along with the leader and deputy leader. Any volunteer students have chance to take pre -test and may compete to represent Iraq in IMO.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes. Fezalar is affliated by Intel ISEF as the accredited Institution to pick and choose the students who will represent Iraq in the final in the USA.
The International Physics Olympiad is an international competition for secondary school students whose interest in physics extends beyond the classroom. National elimination rounds involving a multi-stage selection and training process are held to determine the five most promising new talents, who then go on to participate in the International Olympiad. Fezalar is the authorized institution to make national stage elimination and select the deserved students to represent Iraq. The IPhO is held in a different country each year. Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein have been selected to host the event in 2016.
The International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) is an annual competition for the world’s most talented chemistry students at the secondary school level. Nations around the world send a team of four students who are tested on their chemistry knowledge and skills in a five-hour laboratory practical and five-hour written theoretical examination. The program is intended to stimulate student interest in chemistry through independent and creative solving of chemical problems. It also aims to promote international contacts in chemistry, friendships between young scientific workers of different nationalities, cooperation among pupils, and exchange of pedagogical and scientific experience in chemistry. The first IChO was held in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1968. The event has been held every year since then, with the exception of 1971. The delegations that attended the first events were mostly countries of the former Eastern bloc and it was not until 1980, the 12th annual International Chemistry Olympiad, that the event was held outside of the bloc in Austria. Fezalar is the authorized institution to make national stage elimination and select the deserved students to represent Iraq.
The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is a competition for secondary school students, who are winners of their respective National Biology Olympiad. Their skills in tackling biological problems, and dealing with biological experiments are tested. Interest in biology, inventiveness, creativity and perseverance are necessary. In bringing together gifted students, the IBO tries to challenge and stimulate these students to expand their talents and to promote their career as scientists. A very important point is bringing together young people from over the world in an open, friendly and peaceful mind. Every participating country sends four students, who are the winners of the respective national competitions. They are accompanied by two team leaders who represent the country. Fezalar is the authorized institution to make national stage elimination and select the deserved students to represent Iraq.