The school is accredited by AdvancED, through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), as well as the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) in the U.S. All students follow this program's requirements for the United States high school diploma, with optional Upper School coursework available through the IB, AP and Mexican programs described below.
ASF is an IB World School offering all three International Baccalaureate programs — Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP), which is an optional two-year program that offers Upper School students advanced level work in a variety of areas.
|PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP)
The authorized contact for the PYP is:
|Grades K1 through 5|
|MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME (MYP)||
The authorized contact for the MYP is:
|Grades 6 through 10
|DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (DP)||
The authorized contact for the DP is:
|Grades 11 through 12|
|COLLEGE BOARD ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
||Grades 10 through 12
Advanced Placement courses are offered at the Upper School level, giving students the opportunity to challenge themselves and earn university credit. The Advanced Placement International Diploma is an option for those who wish to demonstrate outstanding achievement on AP exams across several disciplines.
The Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP, Mexican Education Secretariat) revalidates ASF studies for grades K through 12, while the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, National Autonomous University of Mexico) revalidates studies for grades 10 through 12. The Mexican program offers students validation of coursework for entry into other Mexican schools and universities affiliated with UNAM. ASF's accreditations and high academic standards allow students to transfer to other schools around the world seamlessly. For more information on the ASF Mexican program, contact Carmen Pavón.
Services for Academic Success
Services for Academic Success (SAS) serves students with formally diagnosed, mild to moderate learning disabilities, specifically, speech and language impairment and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The SAS program has been recognized as one of the most solid of its kind in international schools for more than 20 years.
The main purpose of the SAS program is to facilitate a student's success in the learning challenges he or she faces in his or her daily academic environment, closing learning gaps to ensure they can participate fully in regular classes. Services are available from ECC through grade 12 as an integrated support system in which regular and special educators provide the best alternatives for academic success. Specialists create Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) to facilitate the remediation of learning differences for each student in the program.
The main goal of SAS is to facilitate the full integration of all students into the school community.