International School of Kabul (ISK): Modeling Education and Shaping a Nation
The ISK project delivers a U.S.-accredited, English language, K-12 college preparatory program to Afghan students and students from the international aid, international business, and diplomatic communities. The ISK achieved full accreditation by the Middle States School Association in 2008. It is one of few co-educational institutions operating in Afghanistan. USAID has supported ISK since 2005, initially with a $9.6 million program of support that ended on December 31, 2010. In August, 2011, under a new follow-on award, more than 300 students were enrolled in ISK, of which 80 percent are Afghan and 38 percent are female.