SCHOOL PROFILE 2019-2020

/SCHOOL PROFILE 2019-2020
SCHOOL PROFILE 2019-2020 2019-10-01T14:02:27+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 
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
2017-2018
565
350-750
563
340-750
2018-2019
557
350-760
557
410-730
For 97% of AST students. English is their language of instruction yet not their native language

ACT MEAN SCORES

2017-2019 Composite score average is 26 points.

POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANS CLASS 2018-2019

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 73 years of excellence serving students from 16 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, 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 60,000 printed volumes, 1200 eBooks, 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 2019-2020 school year is 1100 students.  The high school enrollment is 293 of which 72 are seniors.  Approximately 4% of the students are US citizens, 94% 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 62% 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:
Business Management
English A
Spanish A
Spanish B
French Ab Initio
History of the Americas
Psychology
Biology
Chemistry
Math Studies
Math
Visual Arts
HL
Language and Literature HL
Language and Literature HL
HL
SL
HL
SL
SL
SL
SL
SL
SL

IB DATA FROM 2018-2019

  • 99% of all IB students scored 3 or higher for their final marks.
  • 99% of Full Diploma candidates seek the Bilingual Diploma.
  • 96% of all IB Full Diploma candidates earned the IB Diploma.
  • 89% of our students have/are taking at least one IB Course.
  • 77% of our Students have/are taking 3 or more IB Courses.
  • 33% of all seniors graduated as full IB Diploma candidates in addition to the HS Diploma and the Honduran Bachillerato

DISTRIBUTION OF GRADES 2018-2019

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)
37%
45%
17%
1%
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, DECA, STEAM, Robotics, Knowledge Bowl, Student Council, Math Olympics, Environmental Club, School Helping Schools, SALSA, One for One, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Science Club, Band, Extiende tu Mano, Jóvenes en Acción, Habitat for Humanity, Miqueas, 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 AASCA Leadership, 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 2018-2019

UNITED STATES:

American University
Ann Arundel Community College
Austin Community College
Bentley University
Collin Community College
Emannuel College
Florida Memorial University
Gannon University
Georgia Southern University
Granite State College
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
New York Institute of Technology
Northeastern University
Purdue University
Sam Houston State University
Southern Methodist University
St. Edwards University
Texas Christian University
The George Washington University
Trinity University
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
Wentworth Institute of Technology

ASIA: 

Ming Chuan University of Taipei
Nanyang Technological University
National Taiwan University

EUROPE:

IE University
Instituto Maragoni Milan
La Salle University Barcelona
NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
The University of Edinburgh
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Universidad CEU San Pablo
Universidad de Navarra
Universidad Europea de Valencia

LATIN AMERICA:

Universidad de Monterrey
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Universdad Anahuac Cancun
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Universidad Católica de Tegucigalpa
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
Universidad Pedro Valdivia, Chile
Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana

CANADA:

Concordia University
Thompson River University
Memorial University
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