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  1. 2011-15 Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity Presentation by: StefanosGialamas, Ph.D., President

  2. The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to co-exist on this small planet H.H. Dalai Lama

  3. ACS Athens Today: Enrollment Continued Growth • 2005-11: Seven years continuous enrollment growth with quality and integrity • Currently: 865 Registered Students JK-12 • Student to full-time teacher ratio: 9.5 Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  4. ACS Athens Today: College placement • 100% graduation rate • 100% College Admission to over 120 Colleges & Universities • 98% Placement in 1st & 2nd Choices Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  5. ACS Athens Today: Scholarships & Financial Aid • ACS Athens Athletic Scholarships • 12 students currently receive full tuition scholarship from the Suheil & SamirSabbagh family. • ACS Athens Financial Aid Program • Over 50,000 Euros are allocated annually from the budget for qualified students Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  6. ACS Athens Today: The Story of ACS Athens Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  7. ACS Athens Today: Student Accomplishments Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  8. ACS Athens Today: Technology Enhancing Teaching & Learning through Technology • 4 Computer Labs • 60 Interactive Boards in classrooms • Moodle® Interactive Learning Environment • Networked campus – Fully upgraded 2 years ago • Fiber optic network at 10GB intranet speed serving a 10MB internet connection • Multiple hot spots – wireless access points that cover most of the campus • Over 250 station computers for classroom and student use, over 50 laptops for faculty/administrative use • More than 60 interactive boards in classrooms, funded mostly through PTO fundraising initiatives • Over 1,600 educational DVD titles Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  9. ACS Athens 2011-15 Providing a Holistic Meaningful Harmonious Educational Experience To ALL students Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  10. ACS Athens 2011-15 The Future Educational Institutions The great educational institutions of the future will not be more of the same as defined today. There will be the ones which will be effective in the midst of all drastic changes in society and the need for new type of knowledge and most important wisdom (which is the ability to utilize knowledge to construct creative solutions to societal challenges) Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  11. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Academics ACS Athens will award 4 different diplomas: • ACS Athens Honors Diploma • ACS Athens Diploma • Advanced Placement Diploma (AP Diploma) • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma) Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  12. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Academics ACS Athens Honors Diploma • Appropriate Honors designated courses (required). • A Research Project. • Students complete a comprehensive research project (a research article, mini-thesis, documentary, art piece, etc…) • Social Commitment Program. • Students will be required to devote a certain amount of time to serve the community, Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  13. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Academics ACS Athens Diploma • Required courses • A Senior Project • Students complete an “expository” project (expository essay or article or project). • Social Commitment Program • Students will be required to devote a certain amount of time to serve the community Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  14. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Academics Academy • AP Diploma • Students must complete required AP courses. • A Research Project • Social Commitment Program • IB Diploma • Students must complete require IB courses • An Extended Essay • Accumulate CAS hours (Creativity, Action, Service) Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  15. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Academics Middle School • Honors courses will be introduced by 2013-2014 • Hybrid courses will be introduced in 2012-2013 • “Junior Project” • All 8th grade students will complete a “Junior Project” • Social Engagement Program • All students will be engaged in at least one program serving community Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  16. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Academics Elementary School • All students graduating for ES will complete the “ES project” • Cultivating Social Interest • All students will be serving the community by participation in activities Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  17. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Social Commitment Program Academy: Social Commitment • The betterment of a situation or the improvement of a person’s life becomes a way of life for students as they develop a positive mindset towards improving as many aspects of society as possible Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  18. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Social Commitment Program Middle School: Social Engagement • The ability to put interest into practice. Becoming aware of a social condition is the first step; developing an interest towards improving the social condition is the second; and finding ways to engage in bettering the condition is a step further towards taking responsibility for part of the solution. Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  19. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Social Commitment Program Elementary School: Social Interest • Social Interest is innate and is an aptitude which deems one responsive to social situations (Adler, 1981). Social Interest may include interest beyond people (animals, environment, entire universe). Social Interest is an extension of one’s self into the community. Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  20. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Curriculum • “Standards Based” curriculum • The science and mathematics curriculum will be reviewed using the “Vertical Curriculum Design” approach in relationship to the current and future competencies needs to be successful in college and life. Will begin with Academy and move to Middle and Elementary School. • AP® Courses offerings • IB® Courses • Authentic® ACS Athens Courses • College Level Courses offered by collaborating Universities Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  21. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Curriculum Delivery Modalities • Regular Face- to-Face Courses • A combination when it is appropriate, 80-minute classes or 40-minute. • i-Flex (Hybrid Courses) • A combination of face-to-face teaching and learning and online teaching and learning. • 2/3 face-to-face • 1/3 online • Online Courses • Totally online teaching and learning. Students who are interested to graduate early or students who need an extra course to move up level of course. • College Level Courses • College level courses taken face-to-face, hybrid or online in collaboration with colleges and universities in Greek and USA. Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  22. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Faculty Faculty Leader A Faculty Leader acts always: on behalf of its students, builds trust, provides them with the most fulfilling, and challenging Holistic Meaningful and Harmonious educational experience. All of his/her decisions are guided by the underlined principle of Innovation together with continuous learning that enhances the educational experience of every student. Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  23. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Faculty • Continuous recruiting faculty from USA and other countries • 76% of current faculty hold MA/MSc – Goal: over 90% • 10% of current faculty hold Doctoral Degrees – Goal: over 20% • Faculty development will be the cornerstone of innovation. Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  24. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Educational Tools/Technology • 100% classrooms with Interactive Boards • 6 New Science Laboratories • Science and Mathematics e-books for Academy and Middle School Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  25. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Educational Tools/Technology • Incoming students with personal laptops or iPads® • 2012-2013 Pilot Program for selected grades • 2013-2014 All Academy students • 2014-2015 All Middle School students • New Media Production Lab facility for video/radio • Collective Investment of €120,000 for new books/ebooks Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  26. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Institute for Innovation & Creativity Develop up to 8 additional University-level courses in the following areas: • Sciences/Mathematics • Art • Leadership • English/Humanities Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  27. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Institute for Innovation & Creativity New Initiatives in: • Radio Programs/Podcasts • Film/Video Production • Documentary Production • Articles/Papers • Books Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  28. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Institute for Innovation & Creativity The New Initiatives: Expand our collaboration areas with Higher Education Initiate and expand areas of new collaboration with Universities Stage one: • George Washington University • Georgetown University • University of Mary Washington • Clemson University • University of Virginia Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  29. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Student Services • Talented Student Program • Optimal Learning Program • Career Education Program • In-Campus Student Community Service Program: • Recycling • Campus Beautification • Peer-to-Peer Assistance • College Placement Program • Digital Student Portfolio • Attracting more university visits to ACS Athens Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  30. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Student Services New realities in College application guidance • Academic Qualifications • Profile of each student (grades, SAT, IB predictions, etc) • Financial Ability • Merit Scholarships, financial aid, parents’ financials • University Environment • Size of institution: Large, middle, small • Urban/Suburban/Rural campus • Region • Public/Private Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  31. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Athletic Programs • Interscholastic Sports • Increasing Competitiveness and Excellence of teams • Expand competitive opportunities • After-School Programs • Increase variety of offerings • Summer Camp • Athletic Academies (after school) • Guidance in exploring opportunities for university athletic scholarships Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  32. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Admissions Fully Online Admission Process: • Online Inquiry response (in place) • Online Application process(in place) • Online Admission/Placement Testing & Assessment Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  33. ACS Athens 2011-15:: Operations/HR Efficient and Effective Operations • Fully Electronic Operations & Functions • Continuously recruiting, training and developing U.S. based faculty Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  34. ACS Athens 2011-15 Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  35. ACS Athens 2011-15:: The Honors Code Students at ACS Athens have a right to a community that is conducive to academic success, personal growth and development. This can be achieved by providing expectations for appropriate and responsible behavior (Honors Code) and by having the mechanism to implement these standards. ACS Athens maintains a balance between the right of an individual community member and the right of the community as a whole ACS Honors Code Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  36. ACS Athens 2011-15:: The Honors Code Code of Conduct • Ethics and Maturity in the classroom and on campus • High standards for classroom and campus conduct ACS Honors Code Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  37. ACS Athens 2011-15:: The Honors Code Code of Conduct • Maturity Outside Classroom • Establish and maintain clear standards for campus or ACS Athens official sponsored events outside campus; • Conduct and respect fellow students, faculty, staff, the environment and property. • Maturity in Classroom • Establish and maintain clear academic standards for student • Establish and maintain clear standards for classroom conduct and etiquette; • Model high standards in teaching and learning and interaction between teachers and students. ACS Honors Code Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  38. ACS Athens 2011-15:: The Honors Code Judicial Review Board • The Judicial Review Board will be responsible for implementing the Honors Code • The entire Judicial Review Board will be comprised OF STUDENTS with three faculty advisors ACS Honors Code Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity

  39. ACS Athens 2011-15 Preparing Global Citizens, Serving Humanity