Govt. of Karnataka
SASE has been recognised by Dept. of Primary and Secondary Education, Govt. of Karnataka as a school offering alternative education. Along with the recognition, SASE has also been granted a No Objection Certificate to offer open schooling, homeschooling, and online schooling education and qualification from the NWAC board in Karnataka.
Since the inception of NWAC’s operations in India in 2012, its American High School Diploma (AHSD) and the accompanying curriculum has enjoyed widespread acceptance. Specific to Karnataka, the Karnataka Higher Education Council – the body vested with powers to recognise international qualifications in Karnataka, has directed all public and private universities in the state to regard the NWAC American High School Diploma as equivalent to 2nd PU board or Senior Secondary qualification of CBSE for the purpose of undergraduate admissions.
This means that following the completion of the NWAC American High School Diploma, students are able to progress into higher education at any public or private university in Karnataka. This is due to the higher institutions’ singular acceptance of the NWAC AHSD, which is in line with the Central Government of India, MHRD, AIU, CBSE, and NIOS’ recognition and equivalency for the NWAC American High School Diploma.
Furthermore, in response to a proposal by SASE for a program to prevent school dropouts in Karnataka, the Karnataka Education Department and Sarva Shikshan Abhiyan issued an invitation to SASE via order sa.shi.aa/oosc/other/2017-18 to conduct NWAC bridge courses in public schools.