ACS International School Doha recently held the school’s 8th graduation ceremony attended by over 500 well-wishers including VIP guests, members of the faculty, family, and friends. The graduation marked a significant milestone in the educational journey of the students, as they received acceptance into prestigious international universities.

Among the dignitaries present was Tim Cagney, CE of ACS International Schools, as well as representatives of several key corporate partners.

ACS Doha Class of 2023As a prelude to the graduation celebrations, the Al Jaber Twin Towers in Lusail came alive with a magical glow on the night before, adorned with graduation photos and messages of ACS Doha’s Class of 2023.

This lighting of the buildings is a testament to the unwavering support, love and joy for the remarkable achievements of the Class of 2023. This is also the first time ever in Qatar that photos of graduates have been showcased in such a grand manner.

Sixty-nine students successfully completed and received their high school diploma, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, an extremely rigorous internationally recognised pre-university qualification. Many members of the graduating class already gained acceptance into prestigious international universities.

Robert Cody, Head of ACS International School Doha, said it is both a bittersweet moment to bid farewell to students and a proud moment to see how they have grown and developed during their time at ACS.

We have nurtured and prepared them not only academically but also holistically, equipping them with the readiness and resilience needed for them to excel as people, and thrive academically.

Awards and recognitions

Several students were also awarded and recognised for their academic performance and contribution to the school and the community.

  • Mahmoud Elsayed Ibrahim – Valedictorian
  • Othman Abderahman Ouzzani – Salutatorian
  • Kassandra Barajas -Community Service Award
  • Mykayla Williams – Community Service Award
  • Amira Shaheen Jafri – Class Historian Award
  • Karima Ahmed – ACS Founders’ Award

Some of the graduates will pursue further studies at universities abroad to study medicine, while students who want to pursue career-related programme and Advanced Placement courses were also admitted to prestigious universities in different countries. These notable universities include:

  • George Mason University (USA)
  • University of San Francisco (USA)
  • University of Illinois-Chicago (USA)
  • University of Wisconsin Madison (USA)
  • University of Maryland College Park (USA)
  • McMaster University (Canada)
  • The University of Western Ontario (Canada)
  • University College London (UK)
  • University of London (UK)
  • Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Texas A&M at Qatar
  • Virginia Commonwealth University – Qatar
  • KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
  • EPITA – School of Engineering and Computer Science (France)
  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)
  • De La Salle University (Philippines)
  • RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (Ireland)
  • FH Aachen (Germany)

Founding Family Member Yasmin Mahmoud shared how she felt immense joy to witness her daughter achieve her dream of getting into the university of her choice.

Yasmin said that the nurturing environment and excellent education provided by ACS played a significant role in her growth and development.

I am grateful for the dedicated teachers and staff who have contributed to her journey, guiding her every step of the way. ACS has truly been a foundation for her success, and I am excited to see what the future holds for her as she embarks on this new chapter.

ACS Doha currently offers students the opportunity to study globally-recognised programmes with the International Baccalaureate diploma and career-related programme, Advanced Placement courses, a US programme offering college-level curricula and exams to high school students, as well as the US High School Diploma.

Visit acs-schools.com to learn more about the programmes and courses they offer.  


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