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The ASD Strategic Plan

In September 2016, an ASD Core Planning Team, consisting of parents, faculty, staff, high school students, administrators, members of the ASD Board of Trustees and Dr. Paul Richards, Superintendent, came together for three days to identify strategies that will represent the vision and areas of focus for the American Schools of Dubai over the next three to five years. As a result of these efforts, three visionary strategies were developed.

Over the next six to eight months, the Action Planning Teams will convene to develop action plans that are aligned with the three visionary strategies. 

Steps to the Strategic Planning Process

Identify Key Visionary Strategies to take ASD forward for the next 3 - 5 years
Develop Action Teams to create the ‘roadmap’ and action plans to take us there
Present to the ASD Board of Trustees
Identify the resources necessary to accomplish the Strategic Plan
Embed the Plan into the framework of our school and community

Strategy #1:  In order to embrace our collective responsibility to deeply embed and fully realize our Mission, Core Values, Learning Principles, and Student Profile, we will develop metrics, report on progress and respond to our performance.  

At the core of this strategy is recognition of the need to develop measurement tools that will enable us to quantify the degree to which we are successful in delivering on the ASD Mission, Core Values, Learning Principles and Student Profile. This work is focused on creating the roadmap for how these tools are developed and successfully implemented.

“We will undertake the audacious task of trying to measure what we say we are doing, whether we are living our core values, and whether we believe our students (have been) challenged to achieve their dreams and (have) become a passionate learner ready to adapt and contribute to a rapidly changing world.” 
- Dr. Paul Richards, Superintendent

Strategy #2:  We will develop and implement policies, systems, structures and practices that will meet the diverse learning needs of all of ASD’s students.

At the core of this strategy is the recognition that we can and must be doing more to meet the diverse learning needs of every student. Across the world, international schools are giving increasing attention, often driven by what schools see as a moral imperative, to creating more inclusive schools.

Where can we direct our attention to more fully develop learning opportunities for students in ways that don’t currently exist? What can be done to challenge and inspire students to achieve their dreams and how can we successfully embrace a more inclusive approach?

“We will meet our responsibility to respond to the moral imperative to educate ALL learners, regardless of their unique learning styles and differences.”
- Dr. Paul Richards, Superintendent

Strategy #3:  We will design, implement, and evaluate a community-wide comprehensive learning program that develops and cultivates a mindset to contribute and take informed action.

At the heart of this strategy is the recognition that we must embrace a community-wide approach to providing student-learning experiences that create and cultivate a mindset that fosters informed action. This strategy is not limited to an emphasis on service; informed action may be a call to engagement, involvement and participation in ways other than service.

“How do we mobilize our community, break out of any filter bubbles, to develop mindsets with learning opportunities to both contribute and take informed action (ethically)?
- Dr. Paul Richards, Superintendent

American School of Dubai
PO Box 71188 Dubai United Arab Emirates
Tel: (+971 4) 395-0005
Fax: (+971 4) 395-0008
Makani: 16827 77215

Courier Address: American School of Dubai, Intersection of First Al Khail & Hessa Street, Opposite the Saudi German Hospital, Al Barsha Dubai, UAE

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