As a direct response to resolving the six items identified by our IB consultant during his visit in March, 2018, the IB organization has approved VWCS to move forward and request an IB authorization application for October 2018. This is quite early in the IB authorization process for this to happen. Often times, schools can take up to two years during the consultancy phase to prepare to be eligible to apply for authorization. We at VWCS accomplished this in only nine months. This approval from the IBO gives us great confidence that we are positioned for a successful authorization visit in early 2019.