FIS Legal Status - How is FIS linked to the French National Education?

Our Association has signed an agreement, the “Convention”, with the French Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Etranger (AEFE –Agency for French Education Abroad), which is under the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The AEFE itself received a delegation from the French National Education ministry to grant its certification to selected schools abroad. This certification guarantees that the French curriculum is taught in conformity with the National Education instructions, allows the school to present students to the national examinations (“Brevet” & “Baccalauréat”) and validates all school decisions regarding students’ university guidance. This agreement also delegates to the Proviseur the responsibility of the Head of School.