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Academics

DARE TO BE AWESOME

The modern world is constantly changing. Experts have estimated that 47% of current professions will disappear in the near future. Therefore, it is crucial that we reconsider the ways in which we educate our children. In areas where other schools appear to be struggling, we are just getting started. We help our students identify their goals in order to help them transform into highly competent individuals that will have no trouble adapting to the world of tomorrow.

WE DEVELOP A THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE

We assist our students in finding and developing their passions. We do not dictate what they should study. Our students learn to be responsible through freedom of choice. They choose 5 subjects every trimester and then their time is fully dedicated to these chosen subjects.

TAILORED EDUCATION

We understand that every student is a unique human being who requires an individualized approach. Therefore, we introduce a smaller number of subjects divided into sub-levels of difficulty. We additionally offer personalized counseling, specialized subjects, and workshops.

THEORY IS NOT EVERYTHING

We believe having thorough theoretical knowledge will result in only limited success. In order to be successful in their careers, students must obtain hands-on work experience. During project-based learning, our students set up a business, plan a marketing strategy or start a school magazine.

21st CENTURY EDUCATION

Our school keeps pace with current trends. The American Academy team consists of teachers carefully selected from around the world. Each lesson is conducted in English and lasts 70 minutes.

FOCUS ON COMPETENCIES

Anyone can memorize information. We, however, put emphasis on comprehension and the ability to present the information. Project-based learning helps our students understand information contextually and teaches them how to responsibly delegate responsibilities amongst each other. Thematic-based learning helps our students focus on current events from all over the world once every trimester.

SUBJECTS

The academic year of the American Academy is divided into trimesters. In each trimester, students choose 5 subjects from 6 categories to study every day. A lesson lasts 70 minutes. Students are awarded 1 credit for each successfully passed subject at the end of a trimester. In total, students are required to achieve 60 credits in order to graduate.

Each scholastic department features several subjects that students can choose from. Courses can last one to two trimesters or the entire academic year. Our counselors advise each student with his or her subject selections.

English
Classes

English Composition & Literature

World Literature*

Creative Writing*

AP English*

Poetry & Lyrics

Business Communications

Journalism

Publishing

iCommunicate

Myths & Legends

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

12

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Social Studies
Classes

United States History

Sociology

AP European History*

Systems of Government

International Relations

Macroeconomics

Microeconomics

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Math
Classes

Algebra I

Algebra II*

Geometry*

Personal Finance

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Sciences
Classes

AP Environmental Science*

Integrated Science

Biology*

Modern Technology

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

World Languages
Classes

Spanish I

Spanish II*

German I

Chinese I

AP Chinese*

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

6

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Electives
Classes

High School Orientation

Physical Education

Dance

Business I

Business II*


* prerequisite

English
Classes

Creative Writing

English Composition & Literature

World Literature*

Journalism

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

12

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Social Studies
Classes

United States History

Systems of Government

International Relations

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Math
Classes

Algebra I

Algebra II*

Geometry*

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Sciences
Classes

Integrated Sciences

Biology*

Genetics*

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

World Languages
Classes

World Languages

Spanish I

German I

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

6

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Electives
Classes

High School Orientation

Dance


* prerequisite

Subjects for Bratislava have not been published yet, we will add them soon.

When you begin your studies at the American Academy as a Freshman in 9th grade, it is possible to tailor your very own schedule for the math lessons (9 credits in 12 trimesters) throughout the 4-year American Academy program.

Thematic Learning

The last week of every trimester is dedicated to thematic learning during which all regular subjects are ‘canceled’. There are 3 topics chosen for each academic year. This learning method has been inspired by the current educational reform in Finland, where thematic learning has been universally implemented. In Finland, it is believed that students should study complex issues contextually.

Educational Counseling

We are a school for students with international ambitions. We put in the maximum effort possible into helping our students with the admissions process to foreign universities. We provide our students with

SAT preparation

Intensive language courses

Assistance with choosing the right school

Preparation for university interviews

Daily schedule

1. hour

8:30 – 9:40

2. hour

9:50 – 11:00

3. hour

11:10 – 12:20

Lunch

12:20 – 13:00

4. hour

13:00 – 14:10

5. hour

14:20 – 15:30

Academic Year Schedule

Choose a campus

School year 2018/19

02

Monday
July 2018

Course Selections open to new enrollees

31

Tuesday
July 2018

Last day to submit course selections

29

Wednesday
August 2018

Welcome BBQ and Schedule & Yearbook delivery

03

Monday
September 2018

1st Day of School

28

Friday
September 2018

No School – National Holiday

01

Monday
October 2018

Parent Council Meeting

10

Wednesday
October 2018

Parent/Teacher Meetings

22

Monday
October 2018

-

- 31

Wednesday
October 2018

Theme Week – Term 1

01

Thursday
November 2018

-

- 04

Sunday
November 2018

No school, Fall Break

05

Monday
November 2018

Parent Council Meeting

30

Friday
November 2018

Last Day of Term 1

03

Monday
December 2018

First Day of Term 2

03

Monday
December 2018

Parent Council Meeting

22

Saturday
December 2018

-

- 06

Sunday
January 2019

No School – Christmas Holiday

07

Monday
January 2019

Parent Council Meeting

04

Monday
February 2019

-

- 08

Friday
February 2019

Theme Week – Term 2

09

Saturday
February 2019

-

- 17

Sunday
February 2019

No school – Winter Break

04

Monday
March 2019

Parent Council Meeting

15

Friday
March 2019

Last Day of Term 2

18

Monday
March 2019

First Day of Term 3

01

Monday
April 2019

Parent Council Meeting

16

Tuesday
April 2019

Parent/Teacher Meetings

19

Friday
April 2019

-

- 22

Monday
April 2019

No school - Easter Holiday

01

Wednesday
May 2019

No School – National Holiday

06

Monday
May 2019

Parent Council Meeting

08

Wednesday
May 2019

No School – National Holiday

09

Thursday
May 2019

-

- 17

Friday
May 2019

Theme Week – Term 3

07

Friday
June 2019

Last day of School

08

Saturday
June 2019

Graduation Ceremony
Schedule for Brno for the school year 2018/19.

02

Monday
July 2018

Course Selections open to new enrollees

31

Tuesday
July 2018

Last day to submit course selections

30

Thursday
August 2018

Welcome BBQ and Schedule & Yearbook delivery

03

Monday
September 2018

1st Day of School

28

Friday
September 2018

No School – National Holiday

01

Thursday
November 2018

-

- 04

Sunday
November 2018

No school, Fall Break

05

Monday
November 2018

-

- 09

Friday
November 2018

Theme Week – Term 1

30

Friday
November 2018

Last Day of Term 1

03

Monday
December 2018

First Day of Term 2

22

Saturday
December 2018

-

- 06

Sunday
January 2019

No School – Christmas Holiday

21

Monday
January 2019

-

- 25

Friday
January 2019

Theme Week – Term 2

09

Saturday
February 2019

-

- 17

Sunday
February 2019

No school – Winter Break

15

Friday
March 2019

Last Day of Term 2

18

Monday
March 2019

First Day of Term 3

19

Friday
April 2019

-

- 22

Monday
April 2019

No school - Easter Holiday

01

Wednesday
May 2019

No School – National Holiday

08

Wednesday
May 2019

No School – National Holiday

09

Thursday
May 2019

-

- 17

Friday
May 2019

Theme Week – Term 3

07

Friday
June 2019

Last day of School
Schedule for Bratislava for the school year 2018/19.

02

Monday
July 2018

Course Selections open to new enrollees

31

Tuesday
July 2018

Last day to submit course selections

29

Wednesday
August 2018

Welcome BBQ and Schedule & Yearbook delivery

03

Monday
September 2018

1st Day of School

28

Friday
September 2018

No School – National Holiday

22

Monday
October 2018

-

- 31

Wednesday
October 2018

Theme Week – Term 1

01

Thursday
November 2018

-

- 05

Monday
November 2018

No school, Fall Break

22

Saturday
December 2018

-

- 06

Sunday
January 2019

No School – Christmas Holiday

04

Monday
February 2019

-

- 08

Friday
February 2019

Theme Week – Term 2

09

Saturday
February 2019

-

- 17

Sunday
February 2019

No school – Winter Break

19

Friday
April 2019

-

- 22

Monday
April 2019

No school - Easter Holiday

13

Monday
May 2019

-

- 17

Friday
May 2019

Theme Week – Term 3

01

Wednesday
May 2019

No School – National Holiday

08

Wednesday
May 2019

No School – National Holiday

07

Friday
June 2019

Last day of School
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