Note from the Director
As we approach the end of Semester 1, I want to thank all of our parents for their continued understanding and support to ensure our students remain motivated to excel. School policies regarding uniforms and tardiness will continue to be enforced. Please help our students remain in complaince before they leave home.
Purpose, Vision and Mission
You may remember completing a survey in September concerning the revisions of our school’s vision, mission, and purpose. After incorporating your feedback from an earlier survey along with our student, staff, and advisory board feedback, we are proud to announce our new revisions.
DeBakey Exists To:
- Develop innovative thinkers and future leaders in the fields of science, mathematics, technology and health science through a competitive college preparatory program.
- Develop well-rounded global citizens who pursue excellence in scholarship and character.
- Provide an outstanding American curriculum in Qatar.
To provide a challenging and well-balanced college preparatory program focused on academic excellence and character development, while empowering students to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions at Qatar, an outstanding multicultural institution, provides a well-rounded program dedicated to academic excellence and character development. Our exceptional faculty prepares students to compete in a global society through a rigorous American curriculum focused on science, mathematics, technology, and health science. The DeBakey community works together to create a collaborative and mutually supportive family atmosphere in which every student succeeds.
Upcoming PTA Events
There are two upcoming Qatar-recognized holidays.
Once Semester 1 exams are complete, students will receive a holiday break. School will not be in session from Thursday, January 28th – Thursday, February 4th. Students return to school on Sunday, February 7, 2015.
National Sports Day
Students are not to attend school on Tuesday, February 9, 2015. Several activities will be organized and available throughout Doha for students to enjoy. Please be sure to research options, and benefit from this annual Qatar holiday! Students return to school on Wednesday, February 10, 2015.
Please note that excused absences will not be permitted for extended vacation times beyond the listed holiday breaks.
Students will participate in Picture Day on February 15 -18, 2016. Students will take an individual portrait and a group photo with their class, in their school uniform, on assigned days depending on their grade level.
A package option will be available for parents to purchase. This is perfect opportunity for students to obtain keepsakes and/or send photos to family members. Picture order forms will be sent to parents prior to Picture Day.
DeBakey High School – Qatar is now accepting applications for the 2016 – 2017 School Year! We are considering applications for grades 7 – 10 only. If you have any children or relatives who would like to be considered for next school year’s enrollment, now is the time to begin the application process.
A few requirements have changed for the next school year. Please visit the Admissions link located on the website for more information.
We have a bright future ahead!
Education is our path to dignity and our route to development.