Student Development

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    Overview

    The Student Development Department works with local Emirati students to help them realize their passions, more fully engage in school, explore future career pathways through work experiences, and apply to competitive universities in the United Arab Emirates and abroad. The department hosts events such as Future Career Forums to inspire and encourage students to take practical steps through further education to realize their passions and potential. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the department also supports school counselors in understanding competitive international university student application requirements. To reach students struggling to succeed in traditional school environments, the department also implements co-curricular programs at local schools for at-risk students.

    College Preparation Program

    College Preparation Program

    The College Preparation Program is a program for Emirati students from Ras Al Khaimah who plan to enroll in a competitive university in the United Arab Emirates or overseas. Students typically enter the program in Grade 9 and continue through Grade 12. The program follows the academic year calendar with students attending class twice a week after school at the Foundation. Classes are designed to strengthen students’ academic skills, especially their English reading and writing proficiency so that they can perform well on university entrance exams such as the IELTS and SAT.  In Grade 12, students submit applications to a minimum of five competitive universities

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    Hands-on-Learning

    Hands-on-Learning (HOL) is a program for at-risk secondary school students developed in Australia and adapted for use in the UAE by the Al Qasimi Foundation in 2014 for implementation at schools in Ras Al Khaimah. This program re-engages students in school by supporting them in improving their behavior, building self-confidence, learning new skills, completing hands-on projects, and collaborating better with peers and instructors. In each HOL class, students set behavior focus plans, complete projects, prepare and eat a meal, and have an English lesson focused on everyday communication.  An HOL in a Box toolkit has recently been produced for roll-out in a larger number of schools.

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    University Scholarships

    University Scholarships

    The Scholarship Office is managed through the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research on behalf of the Ras Al Khaimah Government to support the academic and professional development of promising Emirati students and professionals. It provides funding for students to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate studies at select domestic institutions as well as top tier universities overseas, particularly in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia. Additionally, the Scholarship Office provides academic advising and support for applying to overseas universities, including exploration of academic programs and careers that meet the strategic needs of the emirate and enrich the Ras Al Khaimah community.

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