Emirates National Schools (ENS) was established by Presidential Decree and is owned by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs. Our schools currently consist of five campuses. This school year, we have 9,000 students enrolled in five campuses. Our established schools in the Abu Dhabi Emirate provide kindergarten through grade 12 education programs for students. ENS instructional programs are based upon the educational requirements prescribed by the UAE Ministry of Education, for Arabic, Islamic and UAE Studies, USA Next Generation, Common Core Standards and Colorado Academic Standards for our American curriculum content. We use an American based high school diploma model for students to earn their high school diploma in all ENS campuses. The Emirates National School system strives to provide a first-rate education to future leaders while preserving the beliefs that form the national identity. In preparing future UAE and world leaders, ENS students acquire the knowledge and skills that enable them to navigate successfully in the rapidly changing world. The ENS learning path begins in Preschool and continues through Kindergarten and Primary School where it rests on the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). The journey continues through the secondary (in separate Boys and Girls Schools), using the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) framework. Students in grades 11 and 12 have access to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) and College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP). ENS offers the option of the IB Diploma Programme and College Board Advanced Placement Courses because it permits students to earn credits that are recognized by colleges in 58 different countries around the world.