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I would like to welcome you all to the official website of International Community
ICS is an environment where dedicated educators in partnership with parents and other
stakeholders work collaboratively to support and challenge our students to become
successful, innovative individuals and effective team players.
ICS offers an American curriculum based on well-defined and internationally recognized
American Education Standards, while integrating relevant and meaningful
benchmarking and enrichment programs to guide curriculum, instruction, assessment,
We fully consider ICS as a dynamic and interactive learning community, not only for
students, but to all members of the ICS community. Life-long learning is a
in ICS’s Guiding Statement, and it is significantly practiced throughout the
school’s programs, events and activities.
Our vision at ICS is to be internationally recognized and locally trusted. We strive
to establish and maintain a community that inspires passion for learning, where
students dare to embark on challenging journeys to achieve their visions or to
explore possible opportunities as innovators or future entrepreneurs.
The ICS community embraces and nurtures its cultural diversity and multiculturalism.
We are proud to have a diversified learning community where all members work
together in harmony, collaboration and respect to achieve their common goals and
support each other’s needs.
While we emphasize on a rigorous academic course of study, we recognize and
appreciate the value in nurturing the unique interests, talents, and skills of
students through our academic and enrichment programs. The richness of our
curriculum, the dedication of our faculty, and the achievements of our students
significant evidence of our distinction as one of the finest American-Curriculum
private schools in Iraq. With active parent engagement, strong community
connections, ICS serves as a model for holistic excellence.
As ICS offers a holistic education and student services focused on academic
progress, social development and self-reliance, it also encourages the students
engage themselves in school events, activities and competitions, and become more
active members of the broader school community.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all ICS website visitors who are
keen to know more about our school community and services. We hope that the
available information will help all visitors develop a comprehensive
of the school’s quality services.
Best Regards Sincerely,
To provide an internationally recognized
American curriculum based on
Common Core State Standards/CCSS, Next Generation Science Standards/NGSS
and modeling the (American Education Reaches
Out-AERO) education framework. The school strives for excellence and
innovation in education and is committed to preparing students, both
academically and socially, to be creative problem solvers and career and
The school appreciates the cultural diversity of its multilingual
community and instills a culture of mutual understanding and
international mindedness that empowers students to be passionate,
innovative, and productive citizens in ever-changing global society
while embracing the cultural values, beliefs, and aspirations of the
We will be well recognized internationally for:
⦁ Delivering measurable and benchmarked outcomes
⦁ Maintaining the active status of affiliations and
accreditation with American and internationally recognized
school accreditation associations.
⦁ Striving to be effective members of the Global
⦁ Preparing students to be creative innovators and
⦁ Respecting the diversity of the school community We will be
fully trusted locally for:
⦁ Complying with all legislation and operational
⦁ Being a valued member of the local community
⦁ Building constructive and effective partnerships with
⦁ Delivering holistic education services to all
⦁ Preparing students for prestigious higher education
opportunities and securing admissions to colleges and
⦁ Supporting our teachers and staff members with
adequate professional development opportunities
⦁ Preserving the local identity and culture throughout
all school practices and policies
⦁ Considering the multilingual nature of the school
community at most where almost all students are second
English Language Learners.
It is the philosophy of International Community School (ICS) through the use of
what is best about
American education and Arab culture, to provide an educational experience designed to promote the
maximum potential of its students and to challenge as well as assist them to become competent,
innovative and ethical contributing members of a global society.
Education is a shared responsibility of the administration
and faculty, students, parents, and the school
A safe and secure environment that is marked by respect for
the rights of others and acceptance of personal
responsibility, is conducive to
Education must encompass the development of the whole
individual: academic, aesthetic, creative, social, physical,
Students are individuals whose learning is influenced by
culture, age, prior knowledge, background, experiences,
personality, and physiology.
The learning environment and educational process should
recognize different learning styles, abilities, and
Education is most effective when the learner is actively
engaged in the learning process.
Education should provide meaningful and relevant experiences
that parallel those found in everyday life.
The student’s school experience should foster self-esteem and
self-confidence, which are integral components of the
Education should develop a sense of values within each
student to assist them in understanding themselves & how
their values relate to the
world in which they live.
Education should foster independent thinking to encourage
creativity, thoughtful decision-making, critical analysis
and an appreciation and
understanding of differences in opinion.
The school experience should promote positive interpersonal
relationships where students can work cooperatively or
collaboratively with a
partner, group, or a team to become caring, sharing
individuals, aware of the concerns of others.
The establishment of realistic, yet challenging expectations
and the learner’s responsibility for their achievement
Education should encourage responsible citizenship,
multiculturalism and global awareness.
Education should instill in students a desire for life-long
learning and High Order Thinking.
⦁ Providing all children with the right to access education
and learn based on their abilities, preferences, and
choices.⦁ Providing students with appropriate guidance
support based on their individual needs and abilities to
enable them to achieve their full potential.
⦁ Ensuring access to learning experiences that promote a
sense of belonging as well as challenging levels of academic
and social engagement.
⦁ Empowering various abilities in disabilities.
⦁ Developing ideas and thinking skills to stimulate
creativity, resourcefulness, and problem-solving.
⦁ Always do what is right.⦁ Creating more successful
in a global context by offering education that promotes
mutual understanding and respect.⦁ Being involved and
responsible in local community initiatives, and aware of
⦁ Raising successful achievers as individuals and effective
members of multicultural teams.⦁ Developing leadership
qualities and team management skills.⦁ Respecting the
nationality, race, gender, and color of others.
Empowering Education with
Love, Innovation, and Technology
The Education Board meets on a regular basis to ensure the continuity
and cohesion of curriculum coordination, protocols, processes, and practices across the
school. The Governing Board has formalized the willing and active involvement of parents in
the planning and local governance of the school.
The development of an Advisory Board (based on the previous parent committee) including
membership of parents, senior students and staff members enables the school to operate smoothly
and efficiently at a locallevel. The Advisory Board meets monthly to oversee and monitor the
improvement plans and to celebrate the diversity and heart of this vibrant and warm community.
Accreditation International (Ai) is an approved and recognized member
good standing with the
National Council for Private School Accreditation and has cooperative accreditation,
transferability of credits, and grade placement policies and agreements with the NCPSA
accrediting associations. Accreditation
International (Ai) provides education accreditation for schools, centers, education
corporations, and other education entities throughout the world – from north to south
east to west. Leaders from the National Council for Private School Accreditation
the Council on Occupational Education (COE), the International Council for Education,
former Executive Directors from the USA regional accreditors have contributed to the
development and delivery of standards, policies, and procedures available to
Accreditation International (Ai) assures the educational quality of schools and plans
continuous school improvement to increase student learning. Ai standards are based on
international research, best practices, and historical accreditation processes.
Accreditation International (Ai) incorporates the latest educational research with a
time-tested approach to traditional accreditation practices. The Standards and Quality
Indicators are established on research from 21st century skills, international
and the new American Common Core Standards.
Accreditation International (Ai) retains the time-honored approach to education
accreditation, which requires a Self-Study, a Plan for Continuous School Improvement,
On-site Evaluations by Peers, and Annual Reports with a Five-Year Cycle of
Accreditation by Accreditation International (Ai) and the National Council for Private
School Accreditation (NCPSA) certifies the school has met standards for effective
and curriculum deployment. The accreditation cycle is continuous to ensure ongoing
The standards met for teaching and curriculum (program):
● Defining appropriate educational goals and providing educational programs to
● Maintaining a qualified faculty and an effective school organization.
● Assessing outcomes of school experiences and controlling the quality of educational
● Responding to the concerns of parents and needs of the school community.● providing for the continuity of
programs and planning for their future.
● describing with accuracy the content of its services and programs.
● developing plans and activities for continuous school improvement.
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