NEAS congratulates Assumption College English Program (ACEP) for becoming our first Quality Endorsed Member in 2022! What an outstanding start to the new year! An integral part of a large Primary and Secondary college situated 30 kilometres from the centre of Bangkok, Thailand, ACEP is one of 17 institutions within the Saint Gabriel Foundation. The college opened in 2012 in an expansive, modern, and purpose-built campus. ACEP takes a holistic approach to the educational, personal and spiritual development of students. Values in human dignity, commitment to religious life and academic excellence are reinforced throughout programs via the Centre’s motto “Labor Omnia Vincit” (perseverance and hard work bring success). Over the past months, a NEAS Quality Assessor completed an in-depth assessment of ACEP’s application and supporting documents, and followed up with a Virtual Quality Endorsement exercise. Alongside structured meetings and interviews with ACEP management, teachers and operational staff, class observations also formed part of the quality audit.
The college delivers integrated English and Thai curricula under the direction of the Thai Ministry of Education. There are also foundation programs (The Wise Project) for senior students to help with the transition from high school to Thai university in the four areas of Health Science, Communication and Digital Arts, Business Administration, Engineering and Digital Technology. Currently, there are 50 Thai and foreign teachers on staff. Extracurricular activities in music, Thai dance, art and fitness are also available and students are encouraged to participate. ACEP is, at present, offering both face-to-face and online learning, in response to COVID-19 developments. There are currently 140 students enrolled under the tutelage of seven English teachers in the Year 9 and Year 11 Foundation English Programs. Parents are kept informed via the “Checker” application, through which student absences and behavioural matters are managed. Demonstrating best practice in organisational strategy, Head Teachers carefully conduct SWOT analyses to inform planning and budgeting at higher committee and board levels. ACEP facilities are known as the best in the province.