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ACS Athens 2008-2011 Vision

Stefanos Gialamas, Ph.D. President A Lighthouse in International Education Embracing the American Educational Philosophy Principles and Values


Our Mission ACS Athens is an international school embracing the American educational philosophy, principles and values. That means ACS Athens provides a student-centered environment where individuals excel academically and develop intellectually, socially and ethically to thrive as healthy, responsible members of global society


Accreditation  Accredited by Middle States Association Of Schools & Colleges until 2014  Accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma  Authorized by the Greek Ministry of Education to offer the Greek High School Diploma Equivalency


Accomplishing the 3 accreditation goals Improving Student Writing

Improving Quantitative Reasoning Mathematical Problem Solving Computational Skills

Improving Civic Responsibility


ACS Athens Vision

2008-2011

What does the future hold for ACS Athens

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ACS Athens Vision 2008-2011

Establishing ACS Athens as the most inspiring k-12 International Institution for students, faculty, staff, administration, parents and friends

academically intellectually emotionally artistically physically ethically socially


ACS Athens Vision 2008-2011 Shaping Benevolent The Leadership Minds Modern Outstanding Governance of Young Faculty Structure People Creative With Ethos for Student Innovative Approaches in Teaching Making Curriculum Learning & Learning the World State of the art a Better Civic Facilities & Technology Responsibility Place Infrastructure Excellent to Live Services


ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

New Governance Structure Board of Trustees 15 Board of Trustees 12 Appointed Trustees 3 Elected Parents Trustees


ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

New Governance Structure Board of Trustees Executive Committee Chairman: Mr. Constantine Stergides

Vice-Chairman: Mr. Simos Dimas Treasurer: Mr. Suheil Sabbagh

Secretary: Ms. Georgia Koumantaris Tzouros Member At Large: Mr. Jeffrey Hovenier

Members: Ms. Vanessa Adam Mr. Yiannis Alafouzos Mr. Timothy Ananiadis Mr. Simos Dimas Mr. Jeffrey Hovenier Dr. Saleh S. Jallad Ms. Georgia Koumantaris Tzouros Mr. John Marder Dr. Gerry Monopolis Mr. Michael Morgan Mr. Tassos Potamianos Mr. Suheil Sabbagh Mr. Constantine Stergides Mr. John Sitilides


Organizational Chart ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011


ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Enrollment Growth with quality and integrity 2008-2011: Average growth with 5% to 6% net increase


Admissions ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

• Establish a comprehensive, efficient, user friendly, intuitive, effective and meaningful admission process • Develop a comprehensive program attracting students from the United States and other countries • Review and modify admissions procedures process and standards, and tools in line with our current academic standards • Capture, and analyze historical data of student enrollment and their performance over the years at ACS Athens


Human Resources ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Develop a comprehensive staff performance evaluation process

Transform all personnel files, processes and procedures to electronic format

Develop a comprehensive staff training and development program

Establish a comprehensive program including activities promoting collegiality, and respect among all employees


Operations/Services ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Efficiency, Effectiveness and Transparency

User Friendly

Comprehensive and detailed budget

Each Functional Area must have its own budget

Comprehensive, accurate and on time reports

Creativity in saving resources

Best services, fast, user friendly efficient and comprehensive


Communications Goals ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Improve communications at a multi-dimensional levels, i.e., students, faculty, administration, staff, parents, community.

Implement a comprehensive communication plan for ACS Athens and Alumni communities.

Establish the ACS Athens Radio Program

Expand existing printed communication vehicles

Continue publishing educational articles in newspapers, journals, and magazines, in Greece, the United States and around the world


Communication 2008-2009

ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Monthly Principal’s Coffee Meetings

Monthly PTO open meetings

Informative Open Sessions of Board of Trustees Executive Committee

Website

Skyward® Administrative System Family Access Module

President’s letters to the ACS Community

Daily/Weekly Bulletins (ES/MS/Academy/ICCT)

Ethos Magazine


Finances ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Continue operating with a budget surplus Establish a strong endowment fund

securing educational & other grants


Scholarships ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

2008-2009

• Sponsored by: SKAI - Mr. Yiannis Alafouzos

5 Academic Scholarships (3 years each)

• Sponsored by: Mr. Samir Sabbagh and Mr. Suheil Sabbagh

10 Basketball Scholarships (3 years each)

• Sponsored by: Proctor and Gamble 1 Academic (3 years)


Financial Aid ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

2008-2009

• ACS Athens distributes 40,000 € to families who exhibit financial need • Τhe Financial Aid committee meets 3 times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring) • Applications are available at the Business Office


ACS Athens ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Alumni Discount 2008-2009

• Children of ACS Athens Alumni receive a 25% Tuition Discount • Children of Individuals who have attended at least for 3 years ACS Athens receive a 25% Tuition Discount


Technology ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Academy students will have the option to purchase an ACS Athens sponsored laptop. Project begins in 2009-2010 for seniors and juniors

• Full capacity wireless campus

All classrooms and labs will have interactive Boards


Technology 2008-2009

ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

• 3 computer labs with 80 new PC’s (All new computers will be installed by the first week of November) • We have 42 interactive boards in our facilities • We are installing 8 additional i-board before the end of the academic year)


Technology ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

2008-2009

PTO generous contribution One new computer lab with 25 PC’s 4 Interactive Boards


Technology 2008-2009

ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

“Classmate” Elementary School Pilot Program Info-Quest Company


Student Services ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Further improve the effectiveness of student and parent counseling

Develop effective and efficient SAT preparation program

Develop a parent education program on choosing the best higher education institution fitting the student

Total Electronic Student Portfolio (TESP)


Student Services ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

2008-2009

Visiting U.S. Universities Offer opportunity to qualified students to spend 8 days in 2 Universities: Attend Classes, Meet & Interview with Admissions Officers & Academic Advisors

Experience & understand the challenges of student & Academic Life in a U.S. Higher Education


College Placement ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

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Outstanding record of student placement in top world universities (over 98%) Over 85% accepted in their first and second choice schools


Facilities ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Totally remodeled ES/MS/Academy libraries

Construction of classrooms and offices for the Institute of Creative and Critical Thinking (ICCT)

Replacing carpets from all classrooms and offices with environmentally friendly materials • Completing the new wing for the Office of Student Services • Remodeling all Science Labs • Setting up additional computers labs • Creating a Gift shop


Facilities 2008-2009

ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Library: BEFORE


Facilities ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

2008-2009

Library: AFTER


Facilities ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Underground Parking

Dormitories

Improving Athletics Facilities

Becoming an environmentally friendly campus


Faculty ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Continue recruiting highly qualified US trained faculty

Implement a comprehensive faculty orientation, training and development programs

Establish the “Festival of Learning and Creativity” with exhibits, presentations, discussions, displays, of faculty work and accomplishments

Implement a comprehensive Faculty Exchange Program with USA-based and international schools

Continue with the program of “faculty professional growth and development”


Faculty 2008-2009

ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011 •

20 USA trained teachers were hired

New Academy Principal

New Head Librarian

New Counselor for U.S. College Placement

New IT Project Manager


Curriculum ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Enhance the Science/Math, Arts, Literature, Foreign Language, Environmental Studies, and Greek Programs

Enhance the IB Program with USA educational philosophy on teaching and learning

Enhancing the curriculum with AP (Advanced Placement) courses

The first ever “Virtual Science Fair” by all the Middle Schools students


Curriculum ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

2008-2009

• AP Calculus, implementation and receiving AP Approval

• AP American History (design level) • All Middle School students for the first time ever will participate in the “Virtual Science Fair” • Piloting the teaching and learning approach of “Touch Math” in Elementary School


Institute of Creative and Critical Thinking

ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

New Facility and a full-time Director

“On-line” HS courses will be offered for credit

Innovative programs for K-12 students

Grant underwriting for major projects

Adult education courses

Evening & Weekend programs


Institute of Creative and Critical Thinking 2008-2009

ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

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SAT Preparation Ballet for elementary School students English for non ACS Athens students Modern Dance for Elementary School students Dynamic Dance for High School students Drawing and Design Guitar Yoga For Adults Greek for Adults First online course: American History


Summer Programs ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

• College Courses designed for High School Students Offered by top universities • IB preparatory workshops • Summer Camp


Optimal Match Program

ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

Expanding the OM program to include “High Performing Students”

Enhancing further the OM program with additional state of the art teaching and learning tools

Developing a comprehensive OM specific faculty awareness and development program

Developing a comprehensive program for parents

Establishing a development program for colleagues from other institutions

Soliciting grants


Athletic Activities ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

ACS Athens becomes a leader in promoting, supporting, embracing the philosophy of education and athletics not only to co-exist but also enhance each other

Development of comprehensive athletic programs in the form of “Athletic Academies” (tennis, swimming, etc) which will be delivered after school, weekends, and summer

ACS Athens will become the Center (or the Crossroads point) for European High School athletes by USA universities and colleges


Athletic Activities Fall Semester 2008-2009

ACS Athens

Academies

Vision

2008-2011

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Swimming Tennis Karate Basketball Soccer Total

102 105 21 29 31 288

students students students students students students

Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams Total students athletes 135


Civic Responsibility ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011

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Continue community outreach through events open to the public Increase Public Awareness through Targeted media presence and publications Capitalize on Civic Responsibility Programs ACS is famous for fostering


Civic Responsibility ACS Athens

Vision

2008-2011


Special Event Celebrating ACS Athens

ACS ATHENS

2008-2011

The beginning of a New Era: Making a Difference in Education

Vision

Hotel Grande Bretagne January 30, 2009


ACS Athens Vision Presentation - 2008-11  

ACS Athens Vision Presentation - 2008-11

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