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HS Program Highlight: Flex block 

HS Flex Block

Scheduled free blocks of time in the school day provides CAC HS students with a break from academic demands, which helps reduce stress and prevent burnout. This time can be used for self-care activities, such as exercise, mindfulness, or spending time with friends, which helps our students feel more relaxed and refreshed. Additionally, scheduled free blocks of time provide students with opportunities to pursue their interests and passions, such as participating in clubs or pursuing hobbies, which promotes a sense of fulfillment and engagement. Finally, free blocks of time provide our CAC HS students with more flexibility in managing their time, which helps reduce the pressure of balancing academic and extracurricular demands.


HS Programs that Promote Well-being 

Student-Led Initiatives

  • Multiple Graduation Pathways - personalized approach
  • Comprehensive Counseling Program
  • HS athletics, arts, & activities programs 
    • Member ISAA European athletic league
  • Week Without Walls
  • ELL and LSS Programs
  • School Psychologist
  • Grade 9 Seminar 
  • Digital Citizenship program
  • G9/10 PE and Health Classes 
  • Electives
  • IB Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
  • Homeroom - Positive Education 

  • Build agency, a sense of community, and belonging.
  • Student Council: Fully student-led with faculty advisory support. 
  • Global Issues and Service Club: Student-led service-based project/initiative club.
  • IB CAS projects across the HS demand and teach student agency and leadership.
  • CAC Internship Program: Students set their own direction and goals. 
  • “Faculty facilitated” student opportunities- Girls Get Strong peer-to-peer sessions 
  • Peer Tutoring Services provided by NHS students
  • Green Team - Environmental and Sustainability focussed advocacy group.

Activities and Special Events

Scheduling and Organization

  • Celebration assemblies
  • Spirit Week
  • Prom
  • PTO Events
  • PTO International Fair 
  • World Scholar Cup
  • Papyrus Literary Magazine
  • Extended Essay Celebration
  • Theater productions
  • Pack the Gym/Flood the Field etc. Community building events
  • New Family Orientation/student ambassadors 
  • Senior Seminar

  • American assessment and grading practices, while supporting the IBDP
  • Faculty/Student 1:10 Ratio
  • Counselor/Student Ratio 1:115
  • Class Size limits of 22
  • Science Department Lab assistant
  • Grade 9 Study Hall (Pre-flex)
  • Flex Block
  • Rotating Block Schedule
  • Teachers have daily flex time - allows for time to plan and collaborate
    • Every other day HS teachers have half day teaching schedule 
  • Collaborative Planning Time built into schedule
  • Extended break-times between classes
  • Off-campus lunch privilege
  • Assessment calendar and shared calendars helps for well-being “peace of mind” and planning clarity
  • Homeroom time for students to connect and get ready for the day

Program of Significance: Advisory Program

MS Advisory Program

The CAC middle school advisory program covers a variety of health and well-being topics such as physical health, mental health, healthy relationships, wellness, and stress management.  Desired outcomes of the CAC MS advisory program include:

- Emotional regulation: Learning how to manage emotions effectively leads to greater emotional stability and resilience, which are important components of overall well-being.

- Positive self-image: Encouraging positive self-talk and healthy self-esteem helps students feel more confident and self-assured, which will lead to better mental health outcomes.

- Mindfulness: Practicing mindfulness techniques, such as relaxation, helps students manage stress and anxiety more effectively, leading to greater well-being.

- Healthy habits: Encouraging healthy habits, such as regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and adequate sleep, leads to improved physical health outcomes and greater overall well-being.

- Self-care: Teaching students the importance of self-care, such as taking time to recharge and engage in activities they enjoy, helps prevent burnout and promote better mental health.

- Social connectedness: Building strong social connections and friendships helps students feel more supported and less isolated, which will have a positive impact on their overall well-being.

MS Programs that Promote Well-being 

Student-Led Initiatives

  • Comprehensive Counseling program
  • Standards Based Grading and Reporting
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • School Psychologist
  • ELL and LSS Program
  • Advisory program
  • Digital Citizenship program
  • Core Values Recognition
    • Soaring Eagles 
    • Core Value Awards
    • Honor of the Eagle Award
  • Health and PE Program
  • Community Service Elective Class
  • Variety of Electives
  • PRIME Trips
  • Character Strengths
  • Personal Development
  • Student Planned Social Events through Student Council (Socials, Halloween/Valentines Festivities)
  • Student-led assemblies
  • African Hope Initiative
  • Race to Clean the Air
  • Student Led Conferences
  • Student Well-Being Committee
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Clothing Drive

Activities and Special Events

Scheduling and Organization

  • World Scholars Cup
  • Spirit Week
  • Talent Show
  • Annual MS Play
  • Annual Visual Art Exhibition
  • ASAs 
  • Athletics
    • Intramural
    • Competitive
  • Faculty/Student Ratio 1:10
  • Class Size Limits of 22
  • Science Lab Assistant
  • Wheel in 6th Grade 
  • Well-being Wednesday
  • Organizational Sunday
  • Well-being Days on ERDs
  • X-Block
  • Regular breaks in students’ schedule
  • Rotating Block Schedule
  • Student Planners
  • SSR time
  • Co-planning time (teacher)

Health and Well-being in the Elementary School


ES Program Highlight: 


ES Student Agency

Promoting student agency in our CAC elementary school has multiple benefits for health and well-being. When students have agency, they feel a sense of ownership and control over their learning, which leads to increased motivation and engagement in learning activities. This will help reduce stress and anxiety and improve mental health and well-being outcomes. Additionally, promoting student agency aids students’ development of important life skills such as decision-making, problem-solving, and self-regulation, which contribute to a sense of competence and self-efficacy. 

Programs that Promote Well-being 

Student-Led Initiatives

  • Comprehensive Counseling Program
  • Standards Based Grading and Reporting
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapist on campus
  • Primary Years Program
    • Agency
    • Approaches to learning
    • Approaches to teaching
  • Positive Education principles embedded
  • Art, Drama, and Music Program
  • Peer mediation and class buddies
  • Digital Citizenship program
  • PE Program with swimming
  • Innovation
    • Make And Design lab
    • I-Wood Carpentry
    • I-Space
    • Kitchen spaces for cooking/science
  • Egypt Culture
    • Field trips x 2 per grade
    • Egypt Festival
    • Alexandria trip for Grade 5 ( 2 nights)

  • CACN 
    • student weekly news report
  • House Captains
    • Agents of Change make recommendations for activities/events
  • Library Council
  • Student-led Assemblies
  • Student-led Conferences
  • Student lunch committee
  • Service invitations

Activities and Special Events

Scheduling and Organization

  • Weekly Assemblies
    • Divisional, band, house, well-being
  • Variety shows x 2
  • Annual ES musical
  • Annual Visual Art Exhibition
  • Co-curricular Activities ( 4 days a week)
  • Cairo Challenge Series
  • Nanowrimo
  • Spelling Bee
  • Global Play Day 
  • Room parents 
    • Celebrations
    • Halloween
    • Winter fun
    • End of Year fun
  • Purpose built Elementary School
    • Creative Play Spaces
    • Renovated Cafeteria
  • Teacher Aides in Classrooms
  • Multiple Teacher Aides in PKs
  • Faculty/Student Ratio 1:10
  • Class Size limits
  • Three recesses 
    • Snack and play K-5 
    • Lunch recess - K-2 & 3-5
    • PM - K-5
  • Extended Classroom Sizes in Early Years programs
  • Division together 
  • Buddy program 


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