Academic Colleges Group
|Academic Colleges of New Zealand Limited (1998-2010)
Education Investments Group Limited (1994-1998)
|Founded||November 14, 1994Auckland, New Zealandin|
|Founders||Sir John Graham
|Headquarters||Level 1, 501 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Vietnam|
|John Williamson (CEO)|
|Owner||Global Academic Group Holdco Limited|
Academic Colleges Group (ACG) is a New Zealand-based private education company that operates schools and other educational services in New Zealand and Asia. ACG offers education at all levels, starting at preschool and school education all the way through to university foundation programmes and vocational training. Incorpoarted as a New Zealand Limited Liability Company in 1994 it established its first school in 1995; and now ACG now delivers education to over 12,000 students in three countries through its 35 campuses located in 10 cities. It is New Zealand's largest independent educational services provider. It was acquired by Pacific Equity Partners in 2015 for $530 million.
Sir John Graham and Dawn Jones CNZM established Senior College of New Zealand, New Zealand's first school for senior students, in 1995. Now known as ACG Senior College, it is the founding school of the ACG group, which now comprises independent schools and vocational colleges around New Zealand.
In February 2013, Waterman Capital took a 24% Shareholding in ACG, and Executive Director of Waterman Capital Matt Riley joined the Board. Waterman was among the shareholders who agreed to sell ACG to Pacific Equity Partners.
New Zealand Independent Schools
ACG has five independent schools in New Zealand. Four are in Auckland: ACG Senior College, ACG Parnell College, ACG Strathallan, and ACG Sunderland.; and one in Tauranga: ACG Tauranga. The schools are secular and co-ed and teach Cambridge International Examinations. ACG Senior College also offers the International Baccalaureate.
ACG also has one preschool centre in Queenstown, Zig Zag Zoo.
University Pathways in New Zealand
ACG is New Zealand's largest provider of University Foundation Studies with guaranteed pathways to the University of Auckland, AUT University and Victoria University of Wellington.
- ACG English School
- ACG New Zealand International College, delivering the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundations Studies
- AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies
- Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme
Tertiary & Careers Division
ACG's vocational colleges offer diplomas, degrees and courses in creative industries, IT, tourism and hospitality, trades and services, health, and early childhood.
- Animation College
- South Seas Film & Television School
- ACG Yoobee School of Design
- AMES – Institute of IT
- New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA)
- New Zealand School of Tourism (NZST)
- New Zealand Career College (NZCC)
|LTM Star High School||The Language Travel Magazine Awards||2011|||
|Exporter of the Year Award – Consultants and Services Category||Air NZ Cargo Awards||2011|||
|ST Star High School||Study Travel Star Awards||2011|||
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