Dover American International School was initially accredited on April 19th, 2011, by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA, CASI, AdvancED). The School is regularly monitored by the accreditation agency and receives a full review every five years. Institutions seeking to gain or retain accreditation by Cognia, previously AdvancED, must meet Cognia standards. These standards focus on systems within a school and systematic methods of attaining high student performance and organizational effectiveness. The standards address preparing students with skills they will need for the future and include high expectations for professional practice. The standards require demonstrated growth in student learning and achievement; a commitment to developing learning, thinking and life skills for all students; and utilizing formal structures to assess and further develop the proficiency of each student.
Cognia is a world leader in accreditation and school improvement, working with over 32,000 institutions in more than 70 countries serving 20 million students.
DAIS embraces the partnership in continuous improvement. DAIS was recognized for five powerful practices in the following areas: special needs, facility, use of data in school improvement practices, family engagement, and school culture.
Continuous improvement demands current ongoing staff professional training. Our teachers are expected to maintain and regularly update personal professional growth profiles concerning their classroom practices. All teacher evaluations are devoted to improving the teaching / learning process. This is supported through a strong partnership that DAIS shares with Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Education in Ontario, Canada. Annual onsite professional training is provided to our teaching staff by visiting professors from the university. The focus of this training is dynamic and is determined based on identified current needs. As part of this reciprocal relationship, the school hosts Canadian teachers in training. These young aspiring Canadian teachers are linked with DAIS staff and become immersed in learning about international teaching in Cairo, Egypt. The exchange has been a rich experience for our staff and more importantly, the results have strengthened the teaching and learning experience for our students.
We encourage you to visit the Cognia website where you may access the school’s profile.