High School Welcome Letter
Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year at the American Nicaraguan School. To all returning students, those who are just entering High School as 9th graders, and brand new students to ANS who have joined us from throughout the world, I truly wish you all the best for a successful year here in the High School.
Students and parents alike will notice improvements and changes throughout the year, including facilities improvements, a new software system, and many new faces around the campus to help provide the best education possible. We are happy to announce the return of some highly regarded experienced teachers from past ANS years, as well as new teachers from around the world, some with as much as 30 years of experience! Please visit the New High School Team Member webpage under High School News to see a short bio and picture of our new team members.
The almost 300 High School students that are enrolled at ANS will be able to look forward to the continuation of a strong academic program, balanced with a superb athletic program and community service learning opportunities through the many clubs and organizations here in the High School. The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers a large selection of AP classes from Chinese to Physics, over 15 in total! Students also have the opportunity to participate in debating with international programs such as Model United Nations (MUN), HACIA Democracy, and the International Negotiation Project (INP) in California. This year we should also be presenting certificates to our first graduates who have completed the requirements of the Global Studies Academy by completing the required coursework, traveling internationally on one or more school trips, and completing a capstone project in the community. To find out more about this program that was just rolled out last year, please check our website under Global Studies Academy.
In Athletics, our students will have the opportunity to compete both locally and in major AASCA tournaments; in Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Cross Country. Lastly, community service oriented clubs such as Pink Club, Operation Smile, National Honor Society, and many more, compliment such clubs as Drama, French, Electric Band, and Dance, in offering each and every student a well-rounded High School experience.
Thank you for visiting this website of the American Nicaraguan School. Meanwhile, please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions to continue to make ANS an enriching and rewarding experience for our students and the community.
Wishing you and yours the very best,
High School Principal