ACG - Academic Colleges Group
Academic Colleges Group (ACG) is a leading independent provider of educational services. ACG opened its first school in 1995 with a new concept in education - one that would make a difference to people who wanted to advance their lives and their futures. Today, ACG comprises ten schools in three countries and is New Zealand's only multi-national group of schools.
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, with 1.3 million people.
There is a total of 5,000 local and international students from approximately 40 different countries enrolled in ACG programmes.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING AND UNIVERSITY PREPARATION
ACG English School: One of New Zealand’s leading language schools, situated in the heart of Auckland City, with a focus on English language preparation for academic study. The school offers year-round courses: Intensive Academic English and Intensive IELTS Preparation. ACG English School students have guaranteed entry to the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies, the AUT International Foundation Certificate and all ACG high schools. In addition to lessons, tutorials and coaching sessions are available to support learning, while the tutor system ensures that each student is given close individual attention. ACG English School provides specialised support in developing writing skills - essential for success at university
The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies: The Certificate in Foundation Studies guarantees entry into The University of
Auckland and is accepted by all New Zealand universities. Standard Entry (12 months) and Extended Entry (18 months) start in late January or mid-July, while Fast Track Entry (8/9 months) is available in April and October. The programme offers a choice of subjects, including Accounting, Economics, Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Design, Photography, Painting and Music. A special programme of IELTS Examination Preparation and Study & Information Skills prepares students for study at university.
AUT International Foundation Certificate: The AUT International Foundation Certificate provides focus in four specialist areas and offers a wide range of subjects, including English, Tertiary Study Skills, Introduction to New Zealand Culture and Society, Accounting, Economics, History, Design, Drawing, Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology and Electromechanics. The Foundation Certificate guarantees entry into AUT University and is accepted by all New Zealand universities. There are three starting dates per year in January, May and August. Course length ranges from 8 months (Standard Entry) to 12 or 16 months (Extended Entry), depending on the student’s academic background and level of English. The curriculum includes core training in English and independent
NEW ZEALAND PRIMARY, MIDDLE AND SENIOR SCHOOL PROGRAMMES
All ACG Schools offer the University of Cambridge International Examinations: IGCSE, AS and A-Levels. These qualifications are internationally recognised and accepted by respected universities worldwide.
ACG Parnell College: Primary > School > College
ACG Parnell College is located in Parnell, an inner-city area of Auckland. The stunning purpose-built campus lies next to the Domain, Auckland’s largest park. The premises include a wide range of specialist facilities, including a gymnasium, a large library and cafeteria, sophisticated art, technology and computer rooms, drama and music rooms and laboratories. The School makes full use of its excellent location with nearby facilities, such as the Parnell Tennis Club and Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pools. A wide range of team sports are offered, including basketball, cricket, waterpolo, soccer, netball and tennis. English language support is available to international students.
ACG Senior College: Senior School: Years 11 to 13
ACG Senior College is among New Zealand’s top academic schools. From its beginning in 1995 as New Zealand’s only specialist pre-university centre, the School has become a focus for exceptional educational success. It has consistently ranked as the top co-educational high school in the country. In the two most recent University of Cambridge International Examinations, a total of 17 “Top in the World” and 37 “Top in New Zealand” subject awards were gained. The College is located in the heart of Auckland City, where our students enjoy the vibrancy and energy of city life. The College is located in a historic building adjacent to AUT University and within a short walk to the University of Auckland.
ACG Strathallan: Pre-school > Primary School > College
One of the largest independent school complexes in New Zealand, ACG Strathallan consists of Pre-school (ages 3 months to 5 years), Primary School (Years 1 to 6; ages 5 to 10) and College (Years 7 to 13; ages 11 and over). ACG Strathallan is a top quality educational facility, located on the beautiful Hingaia Peninsula, 30 minutes south of Auckland City. The spacious campus area provides a green and healthy environment with excellent premises, sports facilities and playing fields. The blend of modern, high-tech learning centres and beautiful coastal countryside creates the perfect environment for young people to develop to their full potential. ACG Strathallan School and College offer full English language support to international students.
ACG Sunderland: Primary > School > College
ACG Sunderland is well situated in Auckland’s western suburbs and offers comprehensive education from Years 1 to 13. A spacious and well-equipped campus adjacent to excellent facilities, such as the Westwave Aquatic Centre and The Trusts Stadium.
ACG International Schools in Jakarta, Indonesia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Kindergarten, Primary, Middle and Senior Schools in purpose-built campuses with excellent learning facilities, sports grounds, swimming pools, landscaped grounds and play areas. International Curricula (IB Primary Years Programme & Cambridge International Exams), taught by internationally qualified and experienced teachers. English language programmes are also available.
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