SCHOOL PROFILE 2018-2019

/SCHOOL PROFILE 2018-2019
SCHOOL PROFILE 2018-2019 2018-09-21T09:50:40+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
Derek Kensinger
dkensinger@amschool.org
IB Program and Student Servies 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

SAT MEAN SCORES

Class
EBRW
Range
Math
Range
2016-2017
559
430-740
554
390-770
2017-2018
565
350-750
563
340-750
For 97% of AST students. English is their language of instruction yet not their native language

ACT MEAN SCORES

2016-2018 Composite score average is 26 points.

POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANS CLASS 2017-2018

Attending
Percentage of Total
4 years college in North America
47%
2 year college in U.S.A.
4%
Universities Worldwide
23%
Honduran Universities
26%

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 72 years of excellence serving students from 14 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 provides facilities that serve all students from Pre-School through High School.  The media center has 40 computers, 12 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 houses more than 56,000 printed volumes, 880 eBooks, and a curriculum-tied AV collection.

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 2018-2019 school year is 1113 students.  The high school enrollment is 293 of which 76 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. 21% are international and  79% 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 Diploma courses are offered:
English A
Spanish A
Spanish B
French Ab Initio
History of the Americas
Psychology
Biology
Chemistry
Math Studies
Math
Visual Arts
Language and Literature HL
Language and Literature HL
HL
SL
HL
SL
SL
SL
SL
SL
SL

IB DATA FROM 2014-2018

  • 98% of all IB students scored 3 or higher for their final marks.
  • 99% of Full Diploma candidates seek the Bilingual Diploma.
  • 89% of all IB Full Diploma candidates earned the IB Diploma.
  • 84% of our students have/are taking at least one IB Course.
  • 75% of our Students have/are taking 3 or more IB Courses.

DISTRIBUTION OF GRADES 2017-2018

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)
23%
46%
26%
5%
0%

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

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

University Matriculation 2017-2018

UNITED STATES:

American University
Babson College
Bentley University
The Catholic University of America
Chattanooga State Community College
Columbia University
Emerson College
Florida International University
Houston Community College
Hult International School of Business
Louisiana State University
Northeastern University
Providence College
Rollins College
Southern Methodist University
St. Edwards University
St. Mary’s University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Trevecca Nazarene University
University of Dallas
University of Florida
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of South Florida
University of Virgina
Wake Forest University

ASIA: 

Kum Shan University
National Chengchi University

EUROPE:

IE University
University of Westminster
Universidad de San Pablo
University of Hamburg
Universidad de Navarra

LATIN AMERICA:

UNITEC
Universidad Católica de Honduras
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
Universidad Anahuac
Universidad de Puerto Rico Mayaguez

CANADA:

St. Thomas University
Vancouver Island University
Thompson Rivers University
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