ACAMIS Constitution and By-Laws
ARTICLE I - NAME AND DESCRIPTION
- are located in China, HK SAR, Macau SAR, Province of Taiwan and Mongolia;
- are governed by their own independent school board or other competent independent educational authority and led by an appropriately qualified school Director, Head, Superintendent, etc. who oversees the day to day operations of the school;
- are accredited by a legal and appropriate international accrediting body acceptable to and approved by the ACAMIS Board of Directors;
- are not foreign sections of host country state schools or affiliated with universities;
- employ a teaching faculty of several nationalities;
- admit students from multiple nationalities and regions;
- offer external examinations such as AP, IB, SAT, ACT, A-levels, etc, which prepare graduates for universities beyond the school’s host country;
- teach a curriculum not offered by the school’s host country;
- use English as a language of instruction.
These membership criteria are further elaborated in the Membership Standards.
ARTICLE II – PURPOSES
- broaden the learning opportunities for students of all ACAMIS member schools in a total program of education, especially in sports competitions and arts and culture;
- advance the professional development of staff of member schools;
- facilitate communication and cooperative action among member schools;
- promote understanding and international friendship through the activities of member schools;
- cooperate with other organisations and individuals pursuing similar purposes as ACAMIS.
ARTICLE III – STATEMENT OF ORGANISATIONAL CHARACTER
ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP
International schools located in China and Mongolia may become full members with voting privileges at one of two levels: Comprehensive Membership or Professional Development Membership, through written application and fulfillment of membership requirements, and by majority vote of the ACAMIS Board of Directors.
Membership shall cease because of voluntary resignation or may otherwise cease due to failure to pay membership fees by November 1 (unless other arrangements are made with the Board of Directors), non-representation at an AGM for two consecutive years, or failure to comply with the Constitution and By-Laws, as determined by a simple majority vote of the ACAMIS Board of Directors.
ARTICLE V - OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors of ACAMIS must be current Heads of ACAMIS Member schools. A Head of School is one who oversees the day-to-day academic operations of an entire school.
ARTICLE VI – BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES
The ACAMIS Board is responsible for determining the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring proper fiscal responsibility and accountability, and appointing the Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for staffing and overseeing the functions of the Executive Office.
ARTICLE VII - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
ARTICLE VIII - LIABILITIES OF MEMBER SCHOOL
ARTICLE IX- DISSOLUTION OR LIQUIDATION
ARTICLE X - AMENDMENTS OF ARTICLES AND BY-LAWS
Suggestions for amendments may be proposed to the Board for their consideration.
IV. Annual fees
c. The Board reserves the right to withdraw membership of a school that fails to pay its dues following two reminders after the designated payment date.