American Education at a Glace

The American Curriculum is a rigorous, standards-based system that aims to educate the whole child for the successful realization of dreams and goals.

 

ACCREDITED BY THE WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES (WASC)

The Fundamental Idea Behind American Education Within the United States, each individual state maintains the right to deliver standards of its choosing, relevant to the state and region. American schools abroad that offer the American Curriculum have the opportunity to choose the most recent and rigorous standards that are relevant to an international community within the host country.
 

STUDENTS PROGRESSION TO SUCCESS

This accreditation guarantees that as students progress, they will possess the prerequisite knowledge and skills to move from one grade level to the next. It also ensures that schools clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement and are worthy of the trust that has been placed in them to provide high-quality learning opportunities

 

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A STANDARDS BASED CURICULUM 

For every school offering the American Curriculum, there are “standards” or content knowledge that students must master and demonstrate for every subject, at every grade level.

 

Within each subject area, teachers are aware of, teach to and assist students in mastering these content standards, which have been adapted to reflect their geographic location. Over the course of one year, there are various “benchmarks”along the way to ensure that students are moving in the direction of mastery in each standard in each subject area.
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LEARNING OUTCOME APPROACH

All quality American schools abroad have adopted learning outcomes in some form and
teach to these outcomes. The learning outcomes encompass what the school truly believes all students should know and be able to do, now and into the future.


OVERALL STRUCTURE

The American Curriculum caters to students
starting in Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3 and 4) who
then move to Kindergarten (age 5) and then
through grade 12. Traditionally, American schools are organized as Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School.
 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

Students who successfully complete the American Curriculum will earn an American High School Diploma, which is recognized by universities around the world as a valid qualification for entry. The American Curriculum also offers students college-level course work during their high school education in the form of Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

 

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TRANSFERABILITY

Because of the strong emphasis on the delivery of content knowledge through a learning outcome approach, the students “learn how to learn”, and the transferability to all other schools is quite strong. At the High School level (Grades 9 to 12) this transferability is even more important. Graduation from an accredited American High School is, in itself, a passport to potential entry into virtually every university across the globe.
 
 

 

   

CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS

American Schools strive to provide students with a rich variety of co-curricular activities so that students can explore their interests and develop their passions. A Strong sports, arts, technology, academic competitions, and service learning program gives students a venue for application of both content knowledge and learning outcomes. Co-curricular activities are optional and allow students to either take a sampling of offerings or focus on developing a high level skill in a known passion.
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