Dear ANS Parents, Students, and Teachers,
Welcome to the start of the 2016-2017 school year! I hope and trust that it will be a year full of positive learning experiences for all of us!
For the third straight summer, ANS has invested a lot of time and money to upgrade our facility with the goal of improving the learning environment to support student achievement. During the summer vacation period of 2014, 2015 and 2016, ANS has invested more than $2 million dollars. We have transformed the Early Learning Center, and Elementary classrooms. We changed the floors, windows, bathrooms, acoustic ceiling tiles, light fixtures and added AC units to all learning spaces in the School. We have completed a major electrical upgrade throughout the campus. We have begun our “beautification” plan for our buildings and green areas. A lot has been accomplished but a lot more remains to be done. One of our goals for this school year is to develop a comprehensive list of all pending projects that are need to provide an optimal learning environment for all ANS students.
We are also working diligently to strengthen and improve our academic programs so that ANS students can successfully compete with excellent students from around the world.
It is my hope and expectation that ANS parents, students, and teachers hace noticed the positive changes, appreciate our efforts to improve the educational experience for our students, and will continue to support our future effort to make ANS the best school it can be!
We are all privileged to be part of this ANS Learning Community. If we all maintain a positive, collaborative attitude and do our best to make this a great school year, nothing can stop us!
D. Jeffrey Keller, Ed.D.
American Nicaraguan School