Four FAS (Fun After School) sessions are offered throughout the year. These activities are designed to be fun, social and engaging for students and staff. Teachers, parents and high school students sponsor and lead activities ranging from cooking to Model United Nations. All students are allowed to participate in activities of their choice, and these are designed to given students exposure to areas they might not have as part of the regular school program.
In keeping with our vision of preparing our students for the work force of the future, ACS offers engineering specific courses like Robotics Engineering and Architecture and Design.
Additionally, we also encourage and support our students to apply the lessons they have learned in school. Our students participate in National and International competitions like the World Robotics Olympiad, WRO. By creating an environment of hands-on learning, students are more inclined to explore educational options in a STEM field like computer sciences, mathematics, and especially robotics. Robotics is an important part of STEM because it integrates all of these fields together.
World Robotics Olympiad
In 2014, our students won Gold and Silver medals at the Abu Dhabi region competition. Our High School team went on to win the Gold medal at the National level, earning the right to proudly represent UAE at the International level.
In 2015, we had an even stronger presence and won 1st place at the World Robotics Organisation (WRO). Our students, boys and girls, participated in both High School and Middle School in the WRO.
Click on the following news articles to read about the ACS Robotics program:
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Pinewood Derby and Powderpuff Derby
Thanks to generous donations by Exxon, the Abu Dhabi Overseas Council Girl and Boy Scouts participated in the derbys.
The Boy Scouts purchased a state of art racetrack with their donation that they generously shared with the Girls Scouts to use for their Powder Puff derby.
Girl Scouts received car kits, banners explaining the engineering concepts behind the race car design, as well as several “STEM Meeting in a Box” for 2nd to 5th grades.
Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Ninety-five percent of all Boy Scouts participated in Cub Scouting at some time.
The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth.
Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their heritage and understand our nation's role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to society.
For more information on Scouting, please contact Scott Smith.