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American Community School ACS Abu Dhabi reviews

Postby shawarma » 08 Sep 2008, 15:27

American Community School of Abu Dhabi - information page.

High School Principal: Dr Michelle Remington
Middle School Principal: Mark Hardeman
Elementary School Principal: Jane Shartzer

ACS website has teacher salary package for 2007-2008 (6,215-12,623 dhs per month) and and benefits package for 2008-2009. A report in The National said salaries increased by 10% for 2008-2009 (and tuition fees increased by 15%). Benefits include:

Overseas hire incentive (17.5% - 18.13% of base salary)
Medical and dental insurance for employee and family
Free tuition for children attending ACS
Shipping allowance at start and end of contract
Annual air fares for employee and family
Semi-furnished accommodation
Furniture allowance at start of contract (12,000 dhs for 2008-2009)
Utilities paid by school (electricity, water, telephone connection)
Interest free car loan (only a small one - up to 24,000 dhs for 2008-2009)

Questions:

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What is location in Abu Dhabi of ACS?

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American Community School fees 2010

Postby shawarma » 03 Sep 2010, 15:10

The National reports that American Community School (ACS) Abu Dhabi fees are set to rise between 1.5% and 5% for 2010-2011 school year. But ACS website lists fees that are about 7% to 8% higher than for 2009-2010. Did something change and ACS reduced their fees increase?

The National 03 September 2010 wrote:Fees at the American Community School (ACS) are set to go up by between 1.5 per cent and five per cent depending on the year group.


See ACS Abu Dhabi fees for details of amounts and increase.
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Re: American Community School ACS Abu Dhabi

Postby Dee » 05 May 2016, 23:27

While it used to have a great curriculum, the exorbitant fees do not compensate for the scrappy facilities and diminishing quality of education. Parents’ tuition money is being poorly used, a majority of it is invested in technology as opposed to getting better rooms, chairs, lockers, etc.

Also, there is a 1-12 grading system in high school and a 1-4 grading system in middle school that doesn’t translate well when it comes to transcripts. Good luck to parents on dealing with that.
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