AMERICAN SCHOOL

AMERICAN SCHOOL

Welcome Message

Welcome Message

Dear Parents and Students,

At El Fouad International school we strive to provide the best educational experience as we foster academic, and personal development. We believe that education is a shared responsibility and that our school’s success depends on the cooperation of student, parents and staff.

It is our goal to make our school a safe place where we can learn, work, and have fun together in harmony.

Our teachers will teach to the best of their ability every day, guiding our students on a path that will give them the skills necessary for a productive future in college after high school. The curriculum will be rigorous and the standards we will be following are the Common Core Standards. Our students must be able to compete with students across the globe. Our students deserve a world class education, and they will receive it.

Sincerely.

School Principal

About us

About us

• El Fouad International School (American Division) is a private co-educational day school, which offers an educational program from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.

• The School is serving 328 students for the year 2015/2016

• The school was founded in 2005.

• A Board of Directors governs the school.

• 50 full-time faculty members support the student

• El Fouad International School (American Division) is accredited by Advanc-Ed.

• The school is Friendly to physical disabilities(with elevators)

• The school has its own facility including playgrounds Labs and library.

• The school offers rigorous educational program, which follows common core states standards (CCSS)

• American Diploma, SAT and Advanced Placement courses are offered in the high school.

• The main language spoken in the school is the English language.

• Arabic Religion and Social studies are taught according to the MOE rules.

Our Vision

Our Vision

El Fouad International School American Division inspires and challenges students to promote the life- long and global learning that correlates with the present and future.

Our Mission

Our Mission

El Fouad International School, which provides students with an educational community that fosters a passion for excellence, along with mutual respect and understanding.

At El Fouad International School the instructional strategies combine theory with practice, and focus on innovative and successful ideas.

We advance and strengthen our education with American curriculum and standards.

Purpose

Purpose

We undertake the challenge to have productive, well balanced members, confident in culture identity and to prepare our students for the changeable world. This is achieved by our constant efforts to recognize and nurture human intelligence so that students and staff will achieve their full intellectual and their social potential. The school fosters an environment where students, parents, staff, and the community are partners in the educational process and achievement of all students.

Beliefs

Beliefs

1- Students learning needs are the primary focus of all decisions impacting the school educational program.

2- Each student is a valued individual with unique intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs.

3- All students are capable of learning, and need to apply their learning skills in meaningful contexts.

4- A student's self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among students, staff members and administrative staff.

5- Embracing diversity makes students stronger and enriches life.

6- The pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and honesty is a fundamental human need.

7- No institution has a more profound life-long effect on the individual than family that shares the responsibility for advancing the school's mission.

8- Special case students (e.g. Special educational needs, limited English proficiency, talented, and gifted,

Etc.) require special courses, instructional materials and resources.

9- Clear goals and high expectations for students' achievements should guide the development of the

curriculum and the design of instructional strategies and learning activities.

10- Curriculum, instruction and assessment should be aligned to meet the needs of all student

resources.

The School Philosophy is made known to the public by means of:

- Actual Performance Results and Achievements

- PTA Meetings.

- School Program, Students and Parents’ Handbook.

- Advertisements.

- Web Site.

- Brochures.

- Special Events, and Newsletters.

School Day

School Day

Ask for an outline of the school calendar. How long is the school day and the school year?

7:45 am Students are lined up for morning assembly

8:00 am Classes begin

2:30 pm Dismissal

One Break

Accreditation

Accreditation

AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving more than27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 69 countries that educate over 15 million students.

As the global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation

and school improvement, AdvancED brings together more than 100 years of

experience and the expertise of the two largest US-based accreditation

agencies — the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and

and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

The AdvancED Accreditation Process, a protocol embraced around the world,

is a clear and comprehensive program of evaluation and external review,

supported by research-based standards, and dedicated to helping schools,

districts and education providers continuously improve.

El Fouad International School is fully accredited by AdvancEd

Graduation Requirements 2015/2016

Graduation Requirements 2015/2016

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High School:

Grades 9-12

Course

Recommended University Prep course of study

English 4 credits

Mathematics 4 credits

Social Studies / History 2 credits

Science 2 credits

Second Language 3 credits

Computer 2 credits

Economics 1 credit

Sociology 1 credit

Activities 3 credits

Electives 3 credits

Total 25 credits

- A core English course per year.

- Arabic Language, Religion and Egyptian Civics are included in

Grade 12.

- Any course taken beyond the number of units required in a given subject area is regarded as an elective in that subject area.

- English Language branches into: Basic Communication / Western Literature / World Literature /American Survey / American Literature /Oral Communication /Reading / Modern Media /Novel Composition & Independent / Writing Skills.

- Social Studies branches into: World Geography / World History

Mathematics branches into: Algebra I / Geometry / Algebra II / Calculus / Trig or Statistics.

- Science branches into: Life Science / Biology.

- Second Language branches into: French / German.

- Activities branches into: Music / Fine Arts / P.E.

School believes that promotion from one grade to the next must indicate that students have passed a series of academically challenging courses in the core subject disciplines of English , Science , Math , and

Social Studies , as well as courses in other areas such as World Languages , Fine Arts , Physical Education, that are aligned with the American Learning Standards . Students who successfully earn course credits should display their understanding and competency in course subject matter through Standardized

Exams appropriate assignments and assessments developed by the Administration and Teachers

A "Unit of Credit ' is 130 hours of classroom instruction in one Academic Year. A half unit of

credit , which is 65 hours of classroom instruction ,represents the credit that students can earn

for successfully completing one semester of class work in a particular course .

- A "Core Course" is any course in one core subject disciplines of English, Math, Science and Social

Studies.

- A Passing Grade means at least a " D" average for semester in a course .

A "Unit of Credit ' is 130 hours of classroom instruction in one Academic Year. A half unit of credit , which is 65 hours of classroom instruction represents the credit that students can earn for successfully completing one semester of class work in a particular course .

- A "Core Course" is any course in one core subject

disciplines of English, Math, Science and Social Studies.

- A Passing Grade means at least a " D" average for the semester in a course .

Each subject = 1 credit = 100 grades

Distributed as follows:-

- 10 Behavior

- 10 Participation

- 10 H.W.

-10 C.W

- 20 project / research

- 20 Quizzes

- 20 Final Examinations

Exemption:

Students can only be exempted from Arabic or Foreign languages.

1 credit = 130 hours

What is GPA?

What is GPA?

It’s the average total of the student early credits & grades

There are two semester in the Academic Year :

- Each Semester Consists of 2 quarters (Approx.18 weeks each).

- Each quarter = 10 weeks

- 8 weeks for studying.

- 1 week for revision.

- 1 week for examinations

- The results of the two semesters will be average to form the final accumulative GPA .

Then the total ÷ 2= (average)

- All graded work is returned to students to enable parents to get an idea of their child's performance.

- Graded work takes place regularly.

- Students are required to pass 8 subjects, each subject one credit, in accordance with the subject requirements for admission to the various faculties.

These subjects should be completed by the 12thgrade. A maximum of 3 out of the 8 subjects can be transferred from 11th grade to the student's final transcript.

2- To pass the SAT I the student has to attain a minimum total score of 1200 /2400 on the SAT I exam. For the 1200 /2400 private universities and 1440/2400 for the official universities.

3- For faculties listed below, the student must in addition to items 1 and 2 above, successfully pass 2 SAT II subjects. Both subjects have a minimum total score of 1000 / 1600.

For Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacology, Dentistry and Physical Therapy students must obtain the minimum total score in the following SAT II subject

Tests:

- Biology.

- Physics, Chemistry or Math

For Faculties of Engineering, Computer Science and Fine Arts (Architecture Department) students must

obtain the minimum total score in the following SAT II subject tests :

- Math

- Physics, Chemistry or Biology

The American Diploma must be certified by

The American Diploma must be certified by

1- The school issuing the Diploma.

2- AdvancED - ECEB.

The American Diploma must be certified

by the :

1- The school issuing the Diploma.

2- AdvancED –

ECEB.Performance in admissions is based on the student's Grade Point Average (G.P.A ) and consists of three components :

G.P.A based on the 8 subjects students have completed at school and which counts as 40% of their total grade .

Important note for SAT Students Applying to Egyptian Universites

SAT Scores

SAT Scores

SAT Students applying to Egyptian Universities must add the following codes to item 12a in the registration form:

-Amideast code (7897),(5027)

-Ministry of Higher Education code (6134)

-Cairo University code (7437)

N.B.:

-The students who register online are expected to add the above codes as well when applying to Egyptian Universities

-The scores sent to Amideast code (7897) are requested by the Ministry of Higher Education and/or Tanseeq. Therefore, this copy of the scores will not be accessible to examinees.

Buses

Buses

El Fouad International School owns new buses equipped with a seat belt. The school has hired experienced trained supervisor, drivers and matrons to ensure the safety of our students.

The school provides all bus matrons with mobile phones to facilitate communication.

Buses are available in all areas in Zagazig, Diarb Negm, Hehia, Herria, Menia Elkamh, Met Ghamr and Abo Hammad.

Visiting our School

Visiting our School

Visitors are always welcome to our school and for the Safety of the Students they should follow some regulations.

All visitors are required to:

1- Sign in and show a valid ID at the security gate

2- Present themselves to the reception office upon arrival

Visitors are not allowed to roam the school without the proper personnel accompanying them.

Visitors who are designated to join events or other running activities should be registered with the Reception before attending for the safety of the children.

In order to avoid disruptions to classes, friends, relatives and younger brothers and sisters are not allowed inside classes. If you need to give your child a message, please report to the reception office.

Student Life

Student Life

Thus, the school has taken the following steps to ensure students’ achievement and leadership:

A - The student Council

The Student Council plays an active role as it has been responsible for 4 main committees:

- Fundraising Committee

- Charity Committee

- Trips & Events Committee

- Social Awareness Committee

B- Participation in Administrative Issues:

Students are also allowed to participate in several activities prearranged by the administration, such as organization of trips, fun days, annual shows and graduation parties. Students write the advertising brochures, make sure that other students are well-informed of the event. Furthermore, they take part in organizing and monitoring the event during its execution

Administration procedures

Administration procedures

What is the admission process for my child? When and how do I apply? Does the school have specific intake years? Is there a waiting list?

Admission Procedures

New students seeking enrollment should follow these general guidelines:

Pay the admission fees

Sit for an admission exam

If accepted, submit the following documents to the Registrar’s Office

Completed Application Form:

Academic Reports

Copy of student and parent Passports (Non – Egyptians)

Copy of Birth Certificate (Egyptians)

Copy of parents ID (Egyptians)

6 Photographs

Students will then make an appointment to sit for the American School placement test in English and Math. The Placement examination and writing sample are reviewed and evaluated by the test administrator and the admissions committee, and then submitted to the administration for a decision. Criteria such as date of birth, performance at previous schools, will be used to reach a decision for admission. Once students are accepted, the fees according to the attached fees details must be paid to ensure enrollment in School.

When students satisfy the admission requirements, but no space is available at that time in that grade level, they are placed on a waiting list for that grade in a chronological order according to the date of their acceptance and registration.

The acceptance of the Admission Application Contract agreement for a new student shall form a contract between the parties and the applicant agrees to follow the rules and regulations of the school.

Parents will be held responsible and agree to pay for tuition fees and other charges the entire school year.

Tuition fees and other charges will NOT be refunded for students who are dismissed, asked to withdraw or leave of their own free will. Any money due American School at the time of withdraw will be payable at that time. No grades or transcripts will be released until the account is cleared.

What is MAP testing?

What is MAP testing?

MAP was introduced since 2010 in El Fouad American School. Students participate from 1st grade to 10th grade. MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth

1) What are Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP tests?

MAP assessments are adaptive achievement tests in Mathematics, Reading, and Language Usage that are taken on a computer.

2) What are computerized adaptive tests?

Computerized adaptive tests are taken on a computer. The difficulty of a test is adjusted to the student's performance so each student sees different test questions. The difficulty of each question is based on how well the student has answered the questions up to that point. As the student answers correctly, the questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier.

3) How often can a student be tested?

Districts have the option of testing their students up to four times a year. Students typically take tests at the beginning of the school year and at the end of the school year. Some districts may also choose to test students in winter and summer.

4) Do all students in the same grade take the same test?

No. The computer adjusts the difficulty of the questions so that each student takes a unique test.

5) What type of scores is reported on NWEA MAP assessments?

Percentile scores

Achievement scores

Growth scores

6) What is the RIT scale?

The scale NWEA uses to measure a student's progress is called the RIT scale, short for Rasch Unit. The RIT scale is an equal-interval scale much like centimeters on a meter stick. It is used to chart a student's academic growth from year to year.

7) What grades are MAP tests applicable?

In general, students in grades 3 through 10 take MAP tests because the tests are grade independent, they may be appropriate for students in lower or higher grades. NWEA is completing the development of tests for early primary grade students.

8) How do MAP tests tie in with local curriculum?

MAP tests are aligned to the content and structure of state standards.

9) Can students with special needs take MAP tests?

Because the tests are adaptive and un-timed, they often are appropriate for special needs students.

10) How can parents understand MAP results for students?

Click on the attachment (PDF) to learn how to interpret MAP results for students. (Bottom of the Page)

Grade Level to be tested 2013 - 2014:

Grade 1: English Language Arts, Mathematics

Grade 2: English Language Arts, Mathematics

Grade 3: English Language Arts, Mathematics

Grade 4: English Language Arts, Mathematics

Grade 5: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Grade 6: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Grade 7: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Grade 8: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Grade 9: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Grade 10: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Student Hand Book

Student Hand Book

Student Hand Book