Doha, Qatar -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/17/2017 -- The American School of Doha (ASD) has completed an ambitious School Improvement Project that was started in 2013. Recently the school celebrated the grand opening of their brand new facilities and cemented its reputation as one of the best International school in Qatar. The occasion, which was headlined by the U.S ambassador to Qatar, Her Excellency Dana Shell Smith was honoured by the attendance of distinguished guests who included the Chairman, Board of ASD Trustees, Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al -Thani, Member of the Board of Trustees, Tom McHale, Head of ASD Board of Directors, Alistair Routledge; Basem Qablawi, ExxonMobil; Mitchell Eichelberger; Ricardo Costa Almeida, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Qatar, and Yousuf Buhindi, Occidental Petroleum Corporation.The architects of the Campus Improvement Project, CIP, had three goals in mind:
- To boost enrollment of grades 4 to 12 with an additional 198 students to enable more and more young people in Doha acquire opportunities made possible by an ASD education.
- Tackle the challenges of the existing curriculum that include delivery of multiple options for high school level science classes, allocate more space for sporting activity, solve problems related to physical education and create more room at the existing elementary library.
- Improve the security and fire safety across the entire campus.
The objectives of the Campus Improvement Project have largely been achieved with the massive construction program that saw the erection of eight classrooms in the middle and high schools, allowing expansion from seven to eight sections in both divisions. New shared facilities, and new safety enhancements in the entire school.
In an ambitious attempt to support extensive AP and IB program, that offers and serves a growing student body, three science labs and a greenhouse were also constructed in the middle and high schools. Another landmark development was the construction of two gyms, one in elementary and another in middle/high school. This endeavor will go a long way to support an increased student population from Grades 4 through 12 and also allow for improved performance of sporting activity at all levels, especially bodybuilding, strength, and conditioning, etc.
A covered outdoor play area, a learner's pool, and a new enclosed, air-conditioned indoor courtyard are improvements designed to target the particular development of the youngest students at ASD.
Of particular concern was the perpetual overcrowding in the prior elementary library. But with the CIP initiative, this has now been addressed and the flexibility to grow student attendance in Grade 4 and five will now be realized.
An extra five learning support rooms provide much-needed space for ASD's expanded student services programmes; and the additional installation of sprinklers in the middle and high school classrooms, the primary and the addition of hydrants, new CCTV cameras, three new sentry houses and the newly added computerised panel to monitor the whole campus all work in tandem to make ASD the best International school in Doha.
The American School in Doha extends sincere gratitude to the following corporations for their support in cementing American School of Doha as one of the top schools in Doha: Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Qatar; ExxonMobil Qatar; and Jassim and Hamad bin Jassim Charitable Foundation.
About American School of Doha
The American School of Doha is an independent, U.S. accredited, college preparatory school, committed to providing educational excellence, through a standards based, internationally enriched American curriculum, serving a multicultural student body.
Address: American School of Doha - Qatar Al -Soudan PO Box 22090
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