EAS offers an open-door Admission to IB DP; all students have the right to apply to IB DP in EAS.
The objective of the EAS DP Admission Policy is to present clear guidance and instructions to parents and students for a successful application and smooth admission to the EAS IB Diploma Programme.
Orientation and highlights for admission into IB Diploma Program
EAS equally welcomes applications for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program from boys and girls of all races, nations, and religions. We also welcome students from all social and cultural backgrounds. Our aim is to give an opportunity to all candidates to register for the IB DP at EAS. If a student wishes to enroll in the IB program, he or she will be selected solely in accordance with the EAS Admission Policy. No student will be discriminated against nor will any student be favored.
For successful enrollment in the EAS IB Diploma Programme, the school highly recommends that students and parents attend our IB DP orientation sessions that will be held at school. These orientation sessions are held for Grade 9 and Grade 10 students and parents. The Head of School and administration will announce these sessions to students on the EAS website and EAS Platform.
The school caters for students who have the following attributes:
- An age-appropriate fluency in English language (speaking, reading, writing and comprehension)
- A positive attitude to learning
- The ability to thrive in a high achieving environmentking about their learning.
- Individual learning needs which can be largely met within the mainstream classroom and without significant additional adult support.
Internal students who are already enrolled in EAS / American Division
- Following the EAS POPs will allow students of G9&10 to pursue subjects in which they have a particular interest to much greater depth and breadth. As such, students are encouraged to opt for subjects they enjoy with a passion and to which they are willing and able to dedicate at least two more years of study.
- Students and parents are given several orientation sessions about IB and DP requirements and expectations.
- A fair comparison is offered to exhibit the cons and pros of joining the American Diploma or IB DP.
- Interested students fill out an application where they complete a profile and attach Grade 9 and 10 copies of the report cards
- Each applicant’s grades will be scrutinized; applicants scoring grades below B in core subjects only (Math, English, and Science) will be discussed with the teachers teaching the course and the applicant.
- Applicants are required to write an essay about joining IB and what their potentials are.
- Grade 10 teachers will be consulted to give their opinion of the applicants and their recommendations to the DPC.
- Guidance is given from subject teachers about a student’s suitability for a course and we strongly urge students and parents to act on such advice.
- DP Coordinator will interview applicants one on one.
- When considering a student’s suitability for entry, the following criteria will apply:
- Work ethic
- Academic integrity
- Contribution to school life
- DP Coordinator is responsible for informing students of their acceptance or rejection and the student has all rights to ask for verification of the decision.
External Students who apply from other schools :
- Take Math and English admission tests; applicants scoring below 80% will not be considered.
- Take other diagnostic tests in languages and sciences if needed.
- Fill out an application where they complete a profile and attach Grade 9 and 10 copies of the report cards from the previous school(s).
- Applicants from MYP scoring grades below 80% in core subjects only (Math, English & Science) will not be considered
- American schools scoring grades below B in core subjects only (Math, English & Science) will not be considered.
- Applicants from the British system must present their Year 10 Cambridge Certificate with all passing grades. Year 10 students are expected to complete at least five O. Level subjects with at least an IGCSE Grade B (or 5-6 in the new IGCSE grading scale)
- Applicants from National schools scoring grades below 80% in core subjects only (Math, English & Science) will not be considered.
- All Applicants are required to write an essay about joining IB and what their potentials are.
- Submit two recommendation letters from a teacher or/ and an administrator with focus on both academics and discipline.
- DP Coordinator will interview applicants one on one.
- DP Coordinator is responsible for informing students of their acceptance or rejection and the student has all rights to ask for verification of the decision (Five factors affect the decision as stated in the Placement Procedures that follow).
IB DP Placement Procedures:
- DP candidate fills in an application and completed teacher recommendations
- DP candidate types the writing task assigned and submits it with the completed application
- DP candidate sits for an IB admission test
DP candidate submits copies of report cards for the last year and the current school year
- DP candidate books a One on One meeting appointment with the DPC; the writing task will be discussed during the interview.
Special Educational Needs Learners (with reference to EAS Inclusion Policy )
Candidates with learning support requirements due to ‘Learning disabilities’ or ‘Social, emotional and behavioral difficulties
Once a student with learning support requirements is enrolled in the school, it is the responsibility of the school to meet the student’s learning needs, including suitable arrangements for teaching and assessment.
Separation or Divorce
EAS’s policy in cases of separation or divorce is to treat each parent equally unless there is evidence of a Custody Agreement or Court Ordered Restrictions.
Waiting List Priority
EAS gives priority to the following categories of students:
- Children of employees
- Former EAS Students
Children of Alumni
- Normal Waitlist