SCHOOL PROFILE 2020-2021

/SCHOOL PROFILE 2020-2021
SCHOOL PROFILE 2020-2021 2020-10-22T11:23:31+00:00

The American School of Tegucigalpa

Superintendent
Mrs. Liliana F. Jenkins
ljenkins@amschool.org
High School Principal
Mr. Blake Swanson
bswanson@amschool.org
Assistant Principal
Mr. Eric O’Bryant
eobryant@amschool.org
IB Program and Student Servies Coordinator
Mr. Daniel Dobbe
ddobbe@amschool.org
HS Counselor 
Mrs. Mary Santos
msantos@amschool.org
HS Counselor 
Mrs. Yolanda L. Aviles
yaviles@amchool.org
P.O. BOX 2134,
Tegucigalpa M.D.C.,
 Honduras,
Central America
Tel: (504) 2276 8400
Fax: (504) 2239 8558
Vonage: (305) 396 4042
Email:
info@amschool.org,
URL: www.amschool.org
CEEB/ACT Code Number 862300, International
Baccalaureate Code 1102

SAT MEAN SCORES

Class
EBRW
Range
Math
Range
2018-2019
557
350-760
557
410-730
2019-2020
578
400-730
586
438-780
For 97% of AST students. English is their language of instruction yet not their native language

ACT MEAN SCORES

2017-2020 Composite score average is 26 points.

POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANS CLASS 2019-2020

Attending
Percentage of Total
4 years college in North America
41%
2 year college in U.S.A.
5%
Universities Worldwide
43%
Honduran Universities
8%

MISSION STATEMENT

The American School is a student-centered, college preparatory institution that fosters globally-responsible citizens and leaders by offering a rigorous, international education which promotes core values in a safe, innovative, and collaborative environment.

 SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

AST is celebrating 74 years of excellence serving students from 13 nations. English is the language of primary instruction. The American School of Tegucigalpa offers three different diplomas: the Honduran Bachillerato, the High School Diploma, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. IB Certificates are also available for students. Spanish as a second language is offered to international students. AST’s facilities consist of 90 classrooms, including 4 Science and 4 computer laboratories with 30 terminals each, 320 Chromebooks and 200 iPads are available for Elementary School students; and a 1-1 Chromebook program for Middle and High School students. Wireless internet access is available throughout campus and a separate computer technology center is available for teachers. The Jefferson Valle Media Center has 40 computers, 14 Chromebooks, 12 laptops, and 11 Kindles for the school community use. To support research the school subscribes to ABC-Clio, Noodle Tools and EBSCOhost, all available to students online. The physical collection of books houses more than 60,000 printed volumes, 1200 e-books, and a curriculum-tied AV collection. AST provides the Bridge U platform to support our students careers pathway and university applications.

CALENDAR

The school year  consists of 182 days divided into 2 semesters.  The first semester begins in August and second semester in January.  Grades are issued quarterly. The school day begins at 7:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm.

 ENROLLMENT

Total enrollment at AST for the 2020-2021 school year is 1030 students.  The high school enrollment is 283 of which 72 are seniors.  Approximately 7% of the students are US citizens, 91% are Honduran and 2% of other nationalities.

 FACULTY

There are 157 full time faculty members. 21% are international and  79% Honduran. 93% are fully bilingual and 61% hold at least one Master’s Degree.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

The IB curiculum was first adopted by AST in the year 2000. The following IB Diploma courses are offered:
Business Management
English A
Spanish A
Spanish B
French Ab Initio
History of the Americas
Psychology
Biology
Chemistry
Math Applications and Interpretations
Visual Arts
HL
Language and Literature HL
Language and Literature HL
HL
SL
HL
SL
SL and HL
SL
SL
SL
SL

IB DATA FROM 2019-2020

  • 99% of all IB students scored 3 or higher for their final marks.
  • 94% of Full Diploma candidates seek the Bilingual Diploma.
  • 94% of all IB Full Diploma candidates earned the IB Diploma.
  • 91% of our students have/are taking at least one IB Course.
  • 67% of our Students have/are taking 3 or more IB Courses.
  • 42% of all seniors graduated as full IB Diploma candidates in addition to the HS Diploma and the Honduran Bachillerato

DISTRIBUTION OF GRADES 2019-2020

Percentage scale is based on the Honduran Ministry of Education’s requirements. Grade point average scale is based on the traditional U.S. grading system.
GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale based on the number of times per week each subject is offered. The GPA is weighted for students who are International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates and certificate seekers. All subjects are taken into consideration in order to calculate the GPA.
 GRADES  PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL
A (93-100)
B (85-92)
C (78-84)
D (70-77)
F (0-69)
31%
56%
10%
3%
0%

ACCREDITATION

AST is accredited by Advanced ED – Cognia and the International Baccalaureate Program.  The Honduran Ministry of Education grants the national degree of  Bachillerato to students who comply with additional credits and 160 hours of community service.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The activities sponsored by staff after school include Operation Smile, Art Club, Bible Study, DECA, STEM, Robotics, Knowledge Bowl, Student Council, Math Olympics, Environmental Club, School Helping Schools, One for one Club, Band, Extiende tu Mano, The Honduras Project/CEPUDO, Miqueas, Habitat for Humanity and Bencaleth Orphanage. Our students also collaborate in fundraising activities for children with cerebral palsy, homeless and senior citizens. Students attend leadership conferences such as AASCA Leadership, HACIA Democracy and Model United Nations.

SPORTS

AST offers the opportunity for athletic competition in four varsity sports: cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball. Due to the pandemic, athletes are having daily trainings monitored by their coaches at home. AST teams compete nationally and internationally and are looking forward to resume tournaments in the coming months of this school year.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

SUBJECT

CREDITS FOR

U.S.

PROGRAM

9th-12th

CREDITS FOR

HONDURAN

PROGRAM

7th- 12th
English
Social Studies
Math
Science
Spanish
P.E./ Health
Fine arts
Electives
4.0
4.0
3.0
3.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
4.0
6.0
9.0
6.0
6.0
5.0
5.0
3.0
11.0

University Matriculation 2019-2020

UNITED STATES:

Austin Community College
Babson College
Cornell University
Florida Tech University
George Washington University
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Nova Southeastern University
Penn State University
Point Park University
Pratt School of Art and Design
Purdue University
Santa Fe Community College
Southern Methodist University
St. Edwards University
St. Louis University
St. Mary’s University TX
Texas Christian University
University of Miami
University of Notre Dame
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Tyler

ASIA: 

National Cheng Kung University
National University of Taiwan

EUROPE:

CEU Cardenal Herrera en Valencia
IE University
Navarra University
Universidat Internacional de
Catalunya
University of Sussex
University of Twente

LATIN AMERICA:

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
Universidad de Anahuac
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana

CANADA:

Concordia University
Laurentian University
Northern Alberta Institute
of Technology
St. Thomas University
Trent University
University of Calgary
University of Toronto
University of Western Ontario
Western Ontario University
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