High School

Welcome to High School

Welcome from the Secondary Principal

On behalf of the Secondary Program, I would like to welcome you to the American Nicaraguan School in Managua, Nicaragua. We are a campus that serves the needs of the local and expat community through a balanced, global approach of creativity, innovation and knowledge.

The American Nicaraguan School is committed to offering students a world-class education focused on a student-centered, constructivist approach to learning with a global lens.  Students have an assortment of options to choose from to develop critical thinking and 21st century problem-solving skills.  Currently, we offer 19 Advanced Placement courses either in person or on-line to better fit the needs of our students.  Students may also apply for our distinguished Global Studies Academy, which allows each student to delve deeper into what it means to be a citizen of the world.  In addition to these options, our school has a rich tradition of competing in Model United Nations (MUN), HACIA Democracy and AASCA Knowledge Bowl, to name a few.  If students want to push themselves on the pitch, court, or in the pool, we offer a variety of sports, which include soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, track and field and cross-country to provide each student with a well-rounded education.

At ANS, we are not just dedicated to rigorous academics. We also encourage students to become integral parts of the global community by instilling a love for learning and a passion for service. Throughout the year, each grade level commits to serving others in a variety of ways.  This connection to service allows our students to grow as leaders and flourish as stewards of Nicaragua and beyond.  In addition to our service days, many students take advantage of a plethora of clubs and activities such as Operation Smile, National Honor Society, Pink Club, and Un Techo Para mi Pais to balance out the ANS experience. Whether students are heading to a university or joining the work force upon graduation, each student will have the skills necessary to compete in a global economy.

It is truly my pleasure to lead such a historic program like ANS, and I am excited about all the possibilities we have before us.  I look forward to getting to know each one of you personally, and if I can do anything to make this journey more pleasant, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Preston Emerton
Secondary School Principal
[email protected]

Welcome from the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator

Dear Secondary Community,

I am excited to join the secondary team in welcoming the 2016-2017 school year. With our team and goals, it promises to be an invigorating year of learning and growth. I look forward to learning from each class about its work in secondary courses, and to supporting our staff to ensure world-class curriculum and alignment across throughout our school.

At ANS, we are committed to engagement through rigorous instruction and assessment. Students at ANS take ownership of the content to integrate true understanding with applicable knowledge. I hope to draw from my 11 years in the classroom, and experience designing specific, relevant curriculum in teacher teams, to help offer an engaging and rigorous education for our diverse community of learners. Please visit us in the new Students and Teachers Resource Center located on the first floor of the secondary building. There, you can get up to speed on the latest educational research and find out what is happening around the world in current events, and in our learning engagements at ANS.

Kathryn Meyer
Secondary Curriculum Coordinator
[email protected]

Supply List (Secondary)

In an effort to help students develop into globally aware and environmentally responsible citizens, Middle and High School are dedicated to using technology to better serve our students. With that in mind, each student is required to have either a tablet or a laptop computer during class each day. This tablet/laptop should also have a charger for students to use during the day if their battery runs out.

In addition to a tablet/laptop, we also request that students bring the following to class on the first day of school:

  • Sharpened Pencils
  • Notebook – one for each course (or notebook paper)
  • Folder- 1 per course or Binder with dividers for each course
  • Time Management System (either a written planner or an electronic strategy such as Google Calendar)

During the first week of school, teachers of each class may also request that students have additional materials. In these classes, teachers will allow students ample time to get these supplies.

Teacher Pages

Mathematics Department

Mathematics Department

Course / Grade Teacher(s)
Algebra I | Geometry Claudia Genet
Algebra II | AP Calculus Monica Schneiderman
Pre-Calculus Norman Huerta

Modern Languages Department

Modern Languages Department

Course / Grade Teacher(s)
Spanish 9 | Spanish 10 Dina González
Spanish 9 | Spanish 11 Patricia Castillo
Spanish 12 | AP Spanish Literature Sonia Dávila
French Agnès Macé
Chinese Carolina Yun
Spanish Language Learning | AP Spanish Language Sara Román

Student Services

Student Services

Course / Grade Teacher(s)
9th – 11th Grade Guidance Counseling Rubi Zeledón
12th Grade Guidance and College Counseling Michele Richardson
Learning Support Program

Educational Technology Department

Educational Technology Department

Course / Grade Teacher(s)
Yearbook Rosselyn Porras
Technology Learning Hub IT & EduTech Team

Visual and Performing Arts Department

Visual and Performing Arts Department

Course / Grade Teacher(s)
HS Music John Spiro
Guitar I | Choir I Aarón Vega
Art I, II | Intro. to Clay | AP Studio Art Alecia Maher

Student Life

Student Council

Find out more about Student Council members

Parent-Student Handbook

Secondary Parent-Student Handbook

Manual de Padres y Alumnos de Secundaria

HS Facebook and Twitter Pages


Emergency Procedures for Parents

High School Academic Program

Find out more about our Academic Program at the ANS High School!

Assessment Calendar

When is your next major assessment due?

Assessment Policy

Staff Directory

Faculty’s email information

HS Course Handbook

Details about courses offered at the ANS High School

Honors Course Enrollment Form

ANS Newspaper

Off-Campus P.E. Activity Form

High School News

Contact Us

American Nicaraguan School
Phone #: (505) 2252-7310-12
From USA: +17862692117

English Language Institute
Phone #: (505) 2252-7319

P.O. Box 2670
Lomas de Monserrat
Managua, Nicaragua

Simple Calendar

June 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Spring Musical Event-Ossi room
  • ELC & ES Doughnuts with Dad
  • Graduation Rehearsal at Ruben Dario Theater
  • SAT's Library
  • Seniors' Graduation Ceremony
  • MS Awards Ceremony - Library
  • 8th Grade Promotion, Covered Athletic Area
  • 5th Grade Promotion, Covered Athletic Area
  • Rising Seniors' Orientation
  • Last Day of Class - Second Semester
  • K5 Promotion, Covered Athletic Area
  • Teacher Workdays
  • ACT -Room 504
  • Summer School begins
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