SCHOOL PROFILE 2017-2018

/SCHOOL PROFILE 2017-2018
SCHOOL PROFILE 2017-2018 2017-11-01T13:05:14+00:00

The American School of Tegucigalpa

Superintendent
Mrs. Liliana F. Jenkins
ljenkins@amschool.org
High School Principal
Mrs. Maria Francisca Motz
mfmotz@amschool.org
Assistant Principal
 Blake Swanson
bswanson@amschool.org
IB Program and Special Services Coordinator
Mr. Daniel Dobbe
ddobbe@amschool.org
HS Counselor (A-L)
Mrs. Marisabel Figueroa
mfigueroa@amschool.org
HS Counselor (M-Z)
Mrs. Yolanda L. Aviles
yaviles@amchool.org
P.O. BOX 2134,
Tegucigalpa M.D.C.,
 Honduras,
Central America
Tel: (504) 2239 3333
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

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

The American School of Tegucigalpa is celebrating 70 years of excellence serving students from 15 nations.  English is the language of primary instruction. Students complete a Honduran Bachillerato, the High School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate; IB Diploma and Certificates are optional. 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. A separate computer technology center is available for teachers. Jefferson Valle Media Center provides facilities that serve Pre-School and Elementary as well as Middle and High School students.  The center has 40 computers, 12 chromebooks, 9 laptops, and 6 kindles. Students can access 24/7 Destiny- school’s online catalog and safe search tool.  To support research the school subscribes to ABC-Clio, Noodle Tools. and EBSCOhost; also available to students online. The collection houses more than 52,000 printed volumes, 880 eBooks, and a curriculum-tied AV collection.  The media center also subscribes to 13 printed magazines, some of them with online access.

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 2017-2018 school year is 1109 students.  The high school enrollment is 295 of which 74 are seniors.  Approximately 5% of the students are US citizens, 93% are Honduran and 2% of other nationalities.

 FACULTY

There are 155 full time faculty members. 17% are international and  83% Honduran. 93% are fully bilingual and 61% hold at least one masters Degree.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

The IB curiculum was first adopted by AST in the year 2000. The following IB courses are currently in AST.
English A1
Spanish A1
Spanish Ab Initio
Spanish B
French Ab Initio
French B
History of the Americas
Psychology
Biology
Chemistry
Math
Visual Arts
HL
HL
SL
SL,HL
SL
SL
HL
SL
SL
SL
SL, Studies
SL

ACCREDITATION

AST is accredited by Advanced ED 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, Knowledge Bowl, Student Council, Math Olympics, Environmental Club, Honduras Project, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Science Club, Band, Extiende tu Mano, Jóvenes en Acción, Habitat for Humanity, Bencaleth Orphanage.  Our students also collaborate in fund-raising activities for children with cerebral palsy, homeless and  senior citizens. Students attend leadership conferences such as HACIA Democracy, Model United Nations and Junior State of America.

SPORTS

The AST offers the opportunity for athletic competition in four varsity sports: cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball.  AST teams compete nationally and internationally against schools affiliated with the Association of Bilingual Schools of Honduras (ABSH) and  the Association of American Schools of Central  America (AASCA).

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
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