The American Community School - (Private)
To achieve our mission, ACS has defined strategic objectives to develop students who have the knowledge and skills to set and achieve goals, to articulate and pursue their dreams and to enhance society. We believe in developing the full talents and capabilities of students, so our programs encompass academics, fine arts, athletics and other activities that are developmental, challenging, stimulating and relevant to the lives of our students.
The ACS mission recognizes the importance of working in partnership with parents to reinforce core values and to provide a nurturing, supportive educational environment for students. With support from parent volunteers and guided by our Strategic Plan, ACS has made substantial improvements in facilities, curriculum, personnel development, and communications over the past four years, and we are striving for higher levels of performance.
Established in 1972, ACS is a private, non-profit school licensed by the Ministry of Education, accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA), administered by the Superintendent and governed by an eight-person Board of Trustees. Community support for excellence in education, a strong leadership team, highly qualified faculty and staff and outstanding students have enabled ACS to establish an excellent reputation in the community and worldwide.
The United Arab Emirates is a 31-year old federation of seven emirates. Abu Dhabi, the largest of the seven emirates, occupies 87% of UAE's 83,600 sq. km area. The island city of Abu Dhabi within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is the country’s capital. The population of UAE is just over three million inhabitants of which an estimated 80% are expatriates.
Our curriculum at ACS is an enriched, college preparatory program that is comparable to high quality schools in the United States. Based on U.S. standards, it is an integrated K-12 curriculum that is reviewed annually and updated on a five-year cycle. The development of a well-aligned and relevant curriculum and the implementation of sound instructional practices contribute to the academic success of ACS students. In addition to traditional core courses provided in an American school, ACS offers International Baccalaureate Degree and Certificate options in the high school for 11th and 12th grade students, an integrated technology curriculum, a wide selection of elective courses in the middle school and high school, various fine arts options, and service opportunities and classes for students. ACS graduates have an impressive record for college acceptances and standardized test scores.