Qatar Academy Student Services teams work to foster and increase interpersonal competencies and sustain scholastic achievement. Qatar Academy sees students as well-rounded individuals and as such provides services that focus on social and emotional development and health related issues, as well as providing support in areas of academic learning.
The Counseling team of Student Services helps to facilitate International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP and MYP attitudes and social and emotional competencies through skill building activities that are taught to whole classes, small groups or individuals. Parenting workshops or Coffee and Chat sessions are offered over the year where Counselors are available to meet with parents concerning their child's progress and/or emotional development. Counselors have a highly visible presence around Qatar Academy and practice an ‘open door policy’ where they are readily available to meet with students on a one-to-one basis. As students enter the Diploma Program, in Grades 11-12, counseling services continue to be an integral part of scholastic success. During these critical years Counselors work closely with each individual student to ensure college readiness and to help guide all students through the university application process. Qatar Academy has a nearly 100% college matriculation rate and past records show our graduates have entered universities on five different continents.
The Learning Support team of Student Services provides support for students that complement the classroom program. A multi-disciplinary approach is utilized to provide specialized learning support to students and parents. This student support may occur, for example, when students experience problems with their learning or when they need to be academically challenged to reach their full potential. In addition specialized teaching and learning support is provided to teachers. Members of the Learning Support team are specialist teachers who come from a range of fields such as Early Childhood Development, English Acquisition, Mathematics Acquisition, and Differentiation.
Qatar Academy Student Services also includes our School Nurses whose main role is to support students and families regarding health issues. Both Primary and Senior campuses have Family Affairs Coordinators who work to promote and foster a positive relationship between Qatar Academy and its Qatari families.
Qatar Academy Student Services include such programs as:
- Anti-bullying campaign
- Personal/individual counseling
- Crisis Intervention – when and as required
- Psycho-educational assessment
- Speech and language specialist service
- New student orientation
- Grade 5 transition to Middle School – Parent sessions
- Academic counseling
- Career pathways workshop/counseling
- Peer Helper and Student Ambassador Programs
- After School Homework Club
- College Guidance Workshops
- University Tours and Fairs