American School of Doha
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The American School of Doha (ASD) is located in Doha, Qatar. The school was founded in 1988 by Ambassador Joseph Ghougassian to serve the needs of the American community in Qatar; it operated until 1997 as the American International School (AIS). .
The school is an independent, U.S. accredited, college preparatory school, committed to provide a high standard of educational excellence through an enriched American curriculum, and taking advantage of its multicultural student body. It is currently one of the top five international schools in terms of facilities and standard of education.
More than 75 countries are represented by the students of ASD.
In 2007, the school opened a new building adjacent to the old American School. It was designed to be “one of the top five international school facilities in the world, as far as design for learning is concerned." The former building was renovated, to include an expanded library, a new and larger multi-purpose room, an expanded cafeteria, two elementary science labs and a new central office complex.
The school was formerly a member of the Eastern Mediterranean Activities Conference (EMAC), in 2010 collaborated with top athletic schools from the conference to create a new, more competitive conference called the Middle East South Asia Conference (MESAC). These are some of the best schools in the USA.
- ASD History http://www.asd.edu.qa/page.cfm?p=360
- ASD Student Handbook 2009-10
- Gulf Times: "American school hopes to be among world’s top five" http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=132406&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16
- MESAC http://www.asd.edu.qa/page.cfm?p=653
Before the school was founded Americans were not sure where to go for school.
- American School of Doha Website: