ACS empowers students to solve problems with creativity and integrity, to lead well-balanced lives, and to serve Lebanon and the world community with understanding and compassion.
ACS is an accredited, not-for-profit, independent and secular American College Preparatory School serving a multi-cultural international student body. ACS provides internationally-enriched, standard-based curricula, preparing students for the International Baccalaureate, the Lebanese Baccalaureate, and the American College Preparatory Diplomas.
High School Diploma Program
The American Community School Diploma is based on the American model and is awarded after successfully meeting all graduation criteria. Students accumulate credits toward graduation and credits are earned based on final grades and meeting the seat-hour threshold in the class. A student must complete all graduation requirements in order to graduate with his or her class.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program
The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond.
The programme is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.
The American Community School Beirut was the first IB authorized school in Lebanon to offer the IB DP Programme in 1995. The programme started in 1996 with only a few students and it grew over the years.
Lebanese Baccalaureate (LB) Diploma Program
The LB Programme is one of the three programs offered by the American Community School Beirut. This programme is offered to students who carry only the Lebanese Nationality or to others who choose to study it.
LB students at ACS are first introduced to the LB Programme through Social Studies and Math instruction in grade 8; then the full LB Programme is implemented in grades 9 through 12.