IC is committed to empowering its learners to become global citizen leaders of tomorrow thus ensuring its students are socially responsible. They are accountable for fulfilling their civic duty, and benefit the whole of society.
At IC, Social Responsibility is integrated in the learning, school strategies and plans. It encompasses all school subjects and extends far beyond the classroom. It gives students real-world skills they can use to improve the planet and provides them with the self-sufficiency they need for tomorrow.
Through the Ali Ghandour Center's program, students are mentored through a sequenced journey, beginning with extensive volunteering with an array of grassroots organizations and culminating with students leading Community Service Projects.
The AGC offers an intensive leadership and dynamic citizenship program through a Community Engaged Learning (CEL) model. Spread over three years, starting with the 10th grade, the program mentors students through a sequenced journey, beginning with extensive volunteering with an array of grassroots organizations and culminating with students leading Community Service Projects (CSPs).
Civic commitment directs students' attention towards the problematic issues of their communities. They assess their needs and figure out a way to help others. Civic commitment helps develop students' emotional literacy as they assume different roles and responsibilities and acquire the characteristics of emerging leaders.
IC’s sustainability vision is to position the school as a leading territorial actor for sustainable development.
IC’s environmental sustainability mission is to:
- - Educate the school community - youth and adults - about the principles and challenges of environmental sustainability;
- - Engage in good environmental practices within and outside the school;
- - Work for an environmentally friendly infrastructure within the school.
Service Learning is an integral part of educational approach where students learn theories in the classroom and at the same time volunteer with non-profit organizations and engage in reflection activities to deepen their understanding of what is being taught.