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REGISTERATION POLICES

 Here at Al Awael, we strive to provide excellence to students in a positive learning environment.

Classroom environment is quite open and friendly. Sports and other curricular activities are given equal importance. Children are encouraged to spend as much quality time at home as they do at school engaging in after-school activities and valuable home time not pressurized with an abundance of homework.

Below are the levels that we offer at Al Awael:

•     Nursery (Preschool)

•     Kindergarten (KG 1 and 2)

•     Elementary School( Grades 1-5)

•     Middle School ( Grades 6-8)

•     High School ( Grades 9-12)

 

Nursery (Preschool): 3 years old childern can be admitted to Preschool. Child has to be toilet/potty trained

Kindergarten (1): Child can be admitted when he/she is 4 yrs old.

Kindergarten (2): In order to be eligible for admission to Kindergarten the child must be 5 years of age by a specific date/month, which is decided by the school and the private education.

At the end of this one year period, the child has to go through a placement test to get admission in 1st grade. The child will not be promoted if he/she is found unfit for the 1st grade.

  

Elementary School

1st to 5th grade education is known as “Elementary School”.

•     A school bus service is available to serve this cohort of children.

•     Children grade 1 to 3 will be given very little homework. The majority of their work will be completed during school hours. However a proper homework practice will commence from the 4th grade on wards.

•     The examination system follows a very relaxed grading scheme for children Grades 1 to 3. Tests and weekly quizzes are conducted on a regular basis, but with no assigned grades. The child will only receive an evaluation on his/her performance with this categorical structure: “Excellent”, “Good”, “Satisfactory”, and “Needs Improvement”.  Only after the child reaches the 4th grade may alphabetical grades, A, B, C, D, be given.  In very rare circumstances does a child fail to be promoted from the Elementary level. Student’s performance is tested by conducting the IOWA or CAT test.

•     One primary teacher is allocated to each class in grades 1 and 2.  Elective teachers will be circulating around these classes during their respective times.

 

 Middle School

6th to 8th grade education is known as the “Middle school”.

•     The admission criterion is based on prior grade records.

•     New applicants will undergo placement tests to reconfirm their eligibility.

•     Homework is an essential part of the teaching process in Middle School.

•     Tests are conducted regularly. Quizzes during the quarter and final exams at the end of the year are quintessential assessment methods. Accordingly, based on the performance, grades are assigned.

•     Students are provided with private lockers in the school to keep their belongings.

•     Lunch duration varies from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

 

High School

9th to 12th grade education is known as High School.

•     Common nomenclature given to these years are as follow: Freshman Year (9th grade), Sophomore Year (10th grade), Junior Year (11th grade) and Senior Year (12th grade).

•     Admission criteria are based on the prior grade record and performances.

•     During this phase of education, homeworks play a large role in the teaching process.  Students are expected to complete the work at home on a regular basis.

•     Throughout the year, students’ progress is assessed via tests and quizzes. At the end of the school year, final exams are conducted per subject.  Cumulative scores are gathered and students are given the designated grade accordingly.

•     All students are given private lockers to store their belongings.

•     Lunch duration varies from 30 min to 1 hour.

 

 

Most universities and colleges require SAT or ACT tests as an admission prerequisite. The school aims to prepare students from their sophomore year for such exams. At the time of graduation, the students would have attempted these exams a number of times increasing the likelihood of better results.