Terms & Conditions
GEMS American Academy seeks to make the most appropriate grade placement for each student based on his or her age, as well as academic, social and emotional development within policy guidelines. For this reason, new students are required to complete an appropriate level assessment to determine placement and fit.
In some instances, students may be asked to return for additional testing or interviewing. GAA closely observes and monitors the grade placement for all new students for at least a three-week period to ensure that students have been appropriately placed. The school reserves the right to rescind admission should the placement not be appropriate for the program or child as determined by the school.
Student Support Services
GAA provides limited special education services resources to students with individualized education plan (IEP) from previous schools. Students must be successful with moderate assistance in the regular classroom curriculum program provided.
For students to fully participate in the school’s instructional programs, students are required to have English language proficiency. Students may be admitted without such proficiency provided they satisfy all enrollment regulations and qualify for GAA’s ELL program, subject to availability of space. Applicants for Grade 6 to 10 must have Basic English proficiency, as there is limited English Language Learner support. Applicants for Grade 11 and 12 must be fully proficient in English, as the ELL program is not available in these grades.
All new students must provide official documentation of previous school experience, including transcripts, report card and test scores. All documents must be in English. GAA may request certification of translation from the Consulate of the country in which the student last attended to meet admission requirements.