ACS Doha International School hosted its High School graduation ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Doha Hotel recently, to celebrate the accomplishments of 39 students destined for universities around the world. Head of School Steve Calland Scoble, introduced this year’s keynote speaker, Emirati entrepreneur and writer Khalid Al Ameri. The ceremony was attended by parents, school partners and members of the ACS Board from the UK.

ACS Doha’s High School Principal, Dale Taylor acknowledge the students and their hard work and how they championed the school’s ethos and values.

Today we celebrate as an inspired community of learners and I congratulate you all for what we have achieved here together.’

ACS Doha is dedicated to preparing their students for university. The strong College Counseling programme evaluates every student to find their interests – what inspires them, what they’re really good at, and then provide guidance for each of them to realise their personal ambition. Guest speakers frequently visit the campus to share their professional insights, discuss career opportunities, and reveal vital insights that hopefully will enable students to take decisions that will make a real difference in their lives.

Being a member of the group of ACS schools has distinct advantages as ACS Doha collaborates closely with colleagues in the UK: sharing resources and practices that drive student success. Since opening in 2011, the Doha campus has grown to offer a compelling set of international programmes, including the renowned International Baccalaureate Middle Years, and Diploma Programmes, alongside a US High School Diploma, making it the perfect choice for both local and global families seeking the best in international education.

The school is proud of its immensely diverse and multi-cultural community, and how they promote a genuinely global outlook.

US High School Diploma graduate Rawan Hezam said she has been with ACS Doha since the 7th grade, when she arrived here in Doha from Canada. She said she had been a keen student and the school proved to be a great choice.

I now plan to return to Canada to follow my dream and become a nurse. As I look back on my time here, I tell my friends to believe in themselves and never give-up. Your degree will not come easily, so get used to achieving success through hard work.’

Fellow graduate, Andrej Pozderac also shared her story.

I came from Serbia with the hope of widening my horizons. ACS Doha enabled me to find my strengths and work towards my future goals. My next step is to study Economics and Politics in the UK.’

Speaking to the graduates, Dale Taylor advised the students to maintain their connection to the school and with their friends, as both will be a source of great support in the years ahead. She also encouraged the graduates to ‘come back and visit often’.

As a last piece of advise, she told the graduates to value themselves, honour what they have and always strive to be the best version of who they are.

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