Arab International Academy (AIA) in Doha welcomes students back to school, ushering the start of academic year 2019/2020. The school has prepared and put systems in place to make sure that new students integrate well and adapt quickly to the school.
AIA implements the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme for all levels, from kindergarten to grade 12. It received its accreditation last year from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) for all three programmes: Primary Years Program (PYP) for grade KG to 5, Middle Years Program (MYP) for grades 6 to 10, and the Diploma Program for grades 11 and 12. This has made AIA become a fully accredited IB in record time. Currently, AIA is one of eight schools in Qatar with the complete IB accreditation. Furthermore, it is the only school in Qatar that offers PYP in Arabic and English.
The IB Program is one of the world’s most distinguished academic programmes. It is implemented by thousands of schools around the world. It focuses on developing the whole person cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically. Additionally, it helps students face challenges with optimism and open-mindedness. Many scientific studies have shown that the IB DP programme is one of the best school preparation programmes in terms of knowledge and skills, for success and excellence at university level.
The programme adopts learner-centred methods based on research, conceptual development, and responsiveness to the students’ different learning styles. The IB Program focuses on the development of a range of skills by students. As mentioned in the IB Philosophy, the programme helps students become thinkers, inquirers, communicators, risk-takers, balanced, reflective, principled, caring, knowledgeable, and open-minded.
AIA provides active language programmes in English, Arabic, and French. It also provides students who speak other native languages with the necessary tools for communication and language learning.
AIA is committed to the development of the creative capabilities of students by providing comprehensive arts, IT and Physical Education programmes; teachers are encouraged to integrate these subjects into their instruction to provide students with an opportunity to develop self-confidence and autonomy.
Throughout the past two weeks, the academy organised an intensive orientation and induction programme for its academic staff. The programme explained the vision and mission of the academy, its academic applications, and policies. Teachers worked collaboratively in groups to prepare their first unit plans of the semester and commenced the academic procedures for the year.
For more information about AIA, visit their website at aia.qa.