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American School of Creative Science is a school which aims to instill strong values in itself and its community. Our students will experience the best learning experiences from strong teachers who will be their mentors as well as their role models. Students will become global leaders of learning, life, humanity and faith.
As an ever growing school we welcome more nationalities each year, we currently have over 40 nationalities and look forward to becoming a school of choice for all nationalities.
The school has a good balance of nationalities, around half are UAE Nationals who come to our school due to its rich values and strong education and then our nationals are equally balanced from other parts of the world such as the Europe and Asia.
1:25 and we have assistants in the lower Grades.
Data is gathered from a variety of sources including parent and student satisfaction surveys and external and internal assessment results to monitor strategic actions in line with overall school goals.
We currently conduct a number of external assessments to serve as benchmarking tools for our internal assessment data, including CAT4 and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).
Not applicable at this time as currently we do not have high school students.
Not applicable at this time as currently we do not have high school students. However, graduates from our sister Creative Science Schools have been accepted into notable universities within the UAE and around the world.
The schools’ mission is to effectively instill traditional morals and values while ensuring excellence through an integrated curriculum based upon internationally renowned best practices in teaching and learning. At ASCS, English and Arabic departments adopt a common approach and ensure that links are established between the different subjects.
We definitely encourage independent learning through homework, we also take into consideration the time a student spends on homework. Students are encouraged to work on project based work on homework rather than the conventional way of homework. Teachers would set homework projects for students which help to develop multiple skills over a number of subjects.
We have a PE program that runs from KG to grade 8. We also offer International Sports as an elective, and ECAs promoting healthy activity. In addition, we have outsourced a Sports program (Abtal) that is offered on school grounds for our school students.
The school promotes healthy lifestyles by offering well-prepared healthy choices for hot-lunch at the school cafeteria. We also encourage parents to pack healthy lunches. Our nurses and clinic staff regularly runs health campaigns to promote a healthy life-style. In addition, our school PTA works collaboratively with the teachers to deliver workshops on the importance of healthy eating, workshops have included having a balanced plate and reducing sugar.
The school promotes healthy lifestyles by offering well-prepared healthy choices for hot-lunch at the school cafeteria. Also, our nurses and clinic staff always run health campaigns to promote healthy life-style.
Yes, the school has a fully operational and highly effective food service and cafeteria for students.
The average price for a filling full rounded meal would be 20 AED.
KG 7:15 to 12:30 pm
Primary 7:15 to 2:30 pm
Yes. Parents can purchase the school uniform on school premises after registration.
Our Discipline Policy is designed according to KHDA Rules and Regulations for acceptable behavior.
We give feedback to parents on regular intervals. Students are constantly aware of how they are doing in class both academically and behaviorally. Parents are informed both in writing (electronically and through progress reports). All formative assessment is tracked by the teacher for each student and based on the students understanding, the students will be provided with additional support through intervention or pushed to depth of mastery.
There is a parent-teacher meeting at the end of each term in which parents will receive feedback from teachers based on their child progress and recommendations for next steps. The end of term report will capture the skills each student has secured in that term and targets for the next term which is done termly.
We have dedicated a prayer time and provided a prayer room where all students can pray.
Through differentiated instruction in class, and offering extra-curricular activities to support the needs of gifted and talented students.
Yes, all students who need additional learning support are supported by the SENDCo and social worker at the school.
We are setting up a department now dedicated to meeting the needs of students who need support, however as of now, our social workers and teachers work collaboratively to refer students to the right place and then in coming up with an IEP to help students in class.
Not yet, but is in the plans for the upcoming year.
We have a well-established PTA that supports the school.
Yes, our parents have volunteered their time for arranging events and coordinating national and international days at our school.
We believe in a strong school stakeholder relationship, as such, we strongly emphasize the role of parents in school engagement. We currently have a very active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) group and provide opportunities for the entire school stakeholder community to have a representation in our school Board of Governors.
Yes, in parent orientation meetings, at the beginning of the year, we walk them through the procedures and policies at our school. We also inform them on how to help their kids in homework, with assessments, navigating online resources, and such. . There is also a number of parent workshops done during the year to support parents and help to establish strong communication between parents and the school who work in partnership to support their children.
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