As part of Taaleem’s strategy of continuous improvement and self-evaluation, Taaleem requires each school to pursue accreditation from an independent accreditation body of institutions and academic specialists.
Accreditation is the process used to ensure that schools meet and maintain international standards of quality and integrity regarding academics, administration and related services.
Accreditation by NEASC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and indicates that a school meets or exceeds established criteria. Accreditation by CIS means American Academy For Girls is meeting high level, challenging standards, which are designed specifically by and for American / International Schools.
Dubai Schools' Inspection Bureau (DSIB)/KHDA
Every school in Dubai is regularly inspected by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) on behalf of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). The DSIB is the Dubai equivalent of UK's OFSTED whereby schools have a rigorous inspection where key performance is noted.
The report includes a summary of overall performance, highlighting key strengths and recommendations, along with more detailed analysis of areas including progress and attainment, personal and social development, teaching and assessment, curriculum, school management and relationships with parents and the community.
American Academy For Girls (AAG) has received an overall rating standard of ‘Good’ since the introduction of the inspections in 2009.
Microsoft Showcase School
We are proud that we have been selected by the Microsoft Corporation to be a Microsoft School 2016-2017. It is a status which makes us part of a community comprised of “leading educators and outstanding schools across the globe”. In addition, it gives us access to a valuable bank of resources for IT Integration in teaching / pedagogy.
American Academy For Girls (AAG) has been very active in considering IT integration into our teaching environment to cope with the fast pace in every sector and endeavor, globally. By doing so, we don’t only provide recognition to the school itself, but this privilege is also extended to teachers through high caliber courses provided to enhance teaching and interactive encountering with students in classrooms. This experience is further extended to students, who become more of computational and critical thinkers, rather than just observers and rote learners.
When technology is accessible, individuals can be stimulated to do remarkable things on every other level. Moving in this direction, our school falls in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum for Smart Learning in UAE and choosing best class partners for a highly evolved education in UAE. We are proud to be part of such a visionary student focus program.
About Microsoft Showcase Schools
Microsoft Showcase Schools are a global community of schools engaged in digital transformation to improve teaching and learning.
Showcase Schools create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulating the development of essential life skills so students are empowered to achieve more.
Microsoft School leadership teams are part of a professional community that amplifies the use of technology to drive school-wide transformation and efficiencies. Microsoft Schools emphasize personalized learning for their students through the use of 1:1 learning devices and learning with current technology such as Office 365 Education, Office Mix, OneNote, Skype, Minecraft, and more. (source: www.microsoft.com)