About Us Accreditations and Affiliations

In addition to being authorized and accredited by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education AISJ is accredited and/or in partnership with the following associations:

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Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS)

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS) is affiliated with the United States State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools and provides accreditation services to American and international style schools attended by members of the U.S. foreign service and U. S. citizens working for non-government agencies and multi-national corporations.

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Near East South Asian Council of Overseas Schools (NESA)

The Near East South Asian Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) is a non-profit, voluntary association of more than 100 private, independent American/international schools in North Africa, the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia. NESA's mission is to serve member schools "by facilitating sustainable and systemic school improvement based on the best practices of American and international education."

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Saudi Arabia Inter-Kingdom Activites Conference (SAIKAC)

The Saudi Arabia Inter-Kingdom Activites Conference (SAIKAC) is an organization of international schools within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that is dedicated to designing, implementing and promoting athletic events and activities that includes volleyball, soccer, basketball, cross country, cricket, table tennis, badminton, MUN, music festival and band and choral. It provides activities for three different age groups.

Participating schools include: AIS Riyadh, British International School Jeddah, British International School Al Khobar, Yanbu International School, The KAUST School, Dharan High School, Dharan Elem/MIddle School, Dharan British Grammar School, ISG Jubail, ISG Dammam, Aramco Dharan, Aramco Abqaiq, Aramco Ras Tanura and Aramco Udhailliyah Softball.

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Oasis Activities Conference (OAC)

The Oasis Activities Conference (OAC) was established last year and will be in its first year of operation during the 2014-2015 school year. It is comprised of eight schools from seven different countries within the Middle East region. It provides events for both varsity and junior varsity age groups such as volleyball, soccer, basketball, badminton, track and field and academic games. The OAC is also currently looking to expand to swimming and a music festival in the near future.

Participating Schools: American International School Abu Dhabi, American International School Egypt, Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait, Universal American School Dubai, Riffa Views International School - Bahrain, Amman Baccalaureate School - Jordan, American Community School Beirut, and American International School Jeddah.

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Next Frontier Inclusion

Next Frontier Inclusion is an organization that promotes and protects the interests of children who learn in different ways or at different rates. They do this by supporting schools in all aspects of their journey towards inclusion.

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American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society

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Principals Training Center (PTC)

The Principals Training Center (PTC) was founded in 1989 to meet the professional development needs of leaders in international schools, including principals, teachers, counselors and administrators. Over 2500 international educators have participated in PTC training programs.

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