1. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY
The European Azerbaijan School, value honesty and academic integrity. We encourage all students to conduct themselves in a responsible way. In this spirit, we expect all students to refrain from misconduct. European Azerbaijan School (EAS) believes that instruction in academic and personal honesty is a fundamental part of a student’s education. Honesty and integrity are character traits that are expected from every student. Academic dishonesty is generally defined as cheating or creating a false impression of a student’s performance.
At the beginning of every academic year we organize meetings for students and parents in our three different sections and two campuses, explaining how important is Academic honesty in our school. We take this opportunity to share with parents our policy and review with them the practice and the vital support they can give to us and to our students.
According to the International Baccalaureate, academic honesty must be seen as a set of values and skills that promote personal integrity and good practice in teaching, learning and assessment. All students at EAS are expected to strive to develop attributes of the IB Learner Profile. Therefore, the IB Learner Profile is the cornerstone of the school’s academic honesty policy.
2. ADMISSION POLICY
The European Azerbaijan School seeks to admit suitably-qualified students of all nationalities whose families want their children to be educated in a school community that represents our multicultural world. Students should have the aptitude to succeed in a rigorous academic environment, while developing the necessary skills and competencies to be active, compassionate learners, and engaged global citizens. The school’s admissions policy outlines how the school will to conduct its admissions on a fair and non- discriminatory basis, adhering to the admissions’ criteria.
The Board holds the Director accountable for defining the academic, physical, emotional, social and behavioural criteria candidates must meet for the acceptance into EAS. The Director has the right to refuse admission to any candidate who does not meet any of the criteria.
3. ASSESSMENT POLICY
We will assess all students regularly, in a valid and reliable way against consistent standards in order to inform teaching, help students to make progress and to celebrate their achievements. We will involve students actively in their own learning by teaching them how to understand and use assessment criteria, including those for external examinations, and how to assess their own and others’ work. We will provide students with meaningful feedback so they know how much progress they have made and what should they do in order to improve further. We will inform parents and students of progress in a way that enables them to support their child’s learning.
Students will engage fully in the assessment process, by trying their best in both informal and formal assessments. They will also carry out self-assessment, and by helping their peers through peer-assessment. During formal assessments, including external examinations, students will follow the exam regulations as specified by examination boards, including those regarding academic integrity.
The school will encourage guardians to support their children by encouraging them to do their best in assessments, and to make constructive use of the feedback they get. They will help their children prepare for assessments and aid their children to follow all exam regulations, including those regarding academic integrity.
4. LANGUAGE POLICY
The language policy outlines our school’s linguistic and academic goals. The EAS Language policy is designed to help our students in their learning journey, and our teachers in their planning for teaching and learning. The document provides an overview and guiding principles for language learning that permeates the entire school curriculum. Our policy is a statement of agreement, to which the entire EAS community is expected to commit to achieving our mission.
5. E-LEARNING POLICY
The European Azerbaijan School recognizes the value of online education in this particular situation. We continue to provide personalized and challenging educational programmes through the online platforms and the dedication and support of our entire staff involving also the parents and guardians as support. Students will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of teachers, and be involved in student-centered lessons, which are going to be reflected in opportunities for interaction and collaboration with teachers and students, developing a rigorous learning process that prepares students for a successful career, and responsive to technological understandings and communication.
The e-Learning Policy applies to all the EAS community, administration, teachers, students, and parents are all involved in making this policy an opportunity to work together to support our community and all our students.