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Accreditations

International School AwardPierce – The American College of Greece received the British Council International School Award - Full Accreditation for integrating international work into our curriculum.  The International School Award is international accreditation that recognizes a school’s commitment to developing global citizens of the future and, at the same time, to giving a global dimension to its curriculum, including the school in a broader global community.
The International School Award accreditation framework assesses a school in the following areas:

    •    staff development – training and professional development (support of faculty during the preparation for participation in international activities)
    •    collaborations with partner schools – projects, activities, communication
    •    curriculum-based work across a range of subjects – global learning
    •    involvement of the wider community – parents, businesses, social projects
     The accreditation lasts for three years (2015-16, 2016-17 και 2017-18) and to receive it, each schools submits supporting documents demonstrating its international activities and their impact on its students. Further information at
    http://www.britishcouncil.gr/events/international-school-award

    Το Αμερικανικό Κολλέγιο Ελλάδος -  PIERCE είναι μέλος του διεθνούς δικτύου σχολείων ISTA (International Schools Theater Association)
    Το ISTA (International Schools Theater Association) είναι ένας μη κερδοσκοπικός, διεθνής, πολιτιστικός και αναγνωρισμένος φιλανθρωπικός οργανισμός, με έδρα τη νότια Αγγλία. Είναι μια κοινότητα νέων, εκπαιδευτικών και καλλιτεχνών, που παρέχει υψηλής ποιότητας εμπειρίες, οι οποίες αναπτύσσουν τη δημιουργική μάθηση και το διεθνισμό μέσα από το θέατρο, με έμφαση στην ποικιλομορφία και τη συνεργασία, στη γιορτή και το παιχνίδι, στη φιλία και τη συλλογικότητα. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό, το ISTA παράγει πάνω από 50 διεθνείς καλλιτεχνικές εκδηλώσεις κάθε χρόνο για νέους, εκπαιδευτικούς και καλλιτέχνες, ενώ προσφέρει συνεχή επαγγελματική ανάπτυξη σε καθηγητές και καλλιτέχνες.
    Μέσω του θεατρικού παιχνιδιού και άλλων καλλιτεχνικών δράσεων, οι μαθητές γνωρίζονται και συνεργάζονται με συνομηλίκους τους από άλλες χώρες και ανταλλάσσουν απόψεις πάνω σε θέματα τέχνης και πολιτισμού. Οι μαθητές φιλοξενούνται σε οικογένειες μαθητών του σχολείου της χώρας που, τη συγκεκριμένη φορά, οργανώνει το Φεστιβάλ, καταλήγουν να αναπτύξουν φιλίες και να δημιουργήσουν καλλιτεχνικές συνθέσεις, κατανοώντας το βαθύτερο νόημα της τέχνης.
    Οι μαθητές του PIERCE έχουν λάβει μέρος στο ISTA του 2013 που φιλοξενήθηκε στο American Collegiate Institute (ACI) στη Σμύρνη της Μ. Ασίας, στο ISTA της άνοιξης του 2014 που φιλοξενήθηκε στο Takev School, επίσης στη Σμύρνη και στο ISTA του φθινοπώρου του 2014 που φιλοξενήθηκε στο Brannel School στην Κορνουάλη της Αγγλίας.
    Το Μάιο του 2015, το Αμερικανικό Κολλέγιο Ελλάδος – PIERCE είχε την τιμή να φιλοξενήσει το ISTA Festival 2015, που διοργανώθηκε για πρώτη φορά στη χώρα μας. 
    Στο Φεστιβάλ συμμετείχαν 100 μαθητές από 7 σχολεία και 5 χώρες, που βρέθηκαν στο PIERCE από τις 7 έως τις 10 Μαΐου για ένα δημιουργικό τετραήμερο. 
    http://www.ista.co.uk/

    ISTAPierce – The American College of Greece is a member of the international network of schools called ISTA (International Schools Theater Association). ISTA is a non-profit, international, cultural and recognized philanthropic organization based in England. It is a community of young people, educators and artists that provides high-quality experiences, which develop creative learning and internationalism through theater, with emphasis on diversity and collaboration, on celebration and play, on friendship and collectivity. In this context, ISTA produces over 50 international artistic events every year for young people, educators and artists, while also offering ongoing professional development for teachers and artists.

    Through theatrical games and other artistic activities, students get to know each other and collaborate with their peers from other countries and exchange views on artistic and cultural issues. Students are hosted by the families of the students of the school that is organizing the Festival and end up making friends and creating artistic compositions, thus gaining a deeper understanding of the meaning of art..

    Pierce students took part in ISTA in 2013 when it was hosted by the American Collegiate Institute (ACI) in Smyrna in Asia Minor, in ISTA in the spring of 2014 which was hosted by the Takev School, also in Smyrna, and the ISTA in the fall of 2014 which was hosted by the Brannel School in Cornwall, England. In May 2015, Pierce – The American College of Greece had the honor of hosting the ISTA Festival 2015, which was organized for the first time in our country. In this Festival, 100 students from 7 schools and 5 countries gathered together at PIERCE from May 7th  to 10th for a creative four days. Further information at http://www.ista.co.uk/

    MSUPierce – The American College of Greece has been a certified examination center for MSU (Michigan State University) for the Certificate of English Language Competency (Β2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference) and the Certificate of English Language Proficiency (C2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference), since 2009.
    More information at  http://www.msu-exams.gr/ 

    Junior AchievementJunior Achievement Greece, (ΣΕΝ/JA Greece) is a non-profit organization, a member of the global education and entrepreneurship organization, Junior Achievement Worldwide. It carries out its educational programs in Greece and its vision is to help young people to create their own jobs through experiential collaborative learning programs.  More information at http://www.senja.gr/

    Junior AchievementPierce participates in the educational programs of JA, whose aim is to familiarize students with the meaning of entrepreneurship through an experiential learning process, paving the way for their entry into the modern global business and financial arena. In cooperation with our teachers and company executives, students come in contact with the world of business, broaden their horizons and strengthen their skills.

    The programs of the Junior Achievement organization have been recognized by the European Union’s Office of Entrepreneurship as the “Best Practice in teaching entrepreneurship.”