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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 Literature & Composition

Business Communication

Journalism

Publishing

Poetry & Lyrics

iCommunicate

Creative Writing

Legends & Mythology

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

Modern World History

Ancient World History

European History

Geography

Economics-Macro

Economics-Micro

Psychology

International Relations

Sociology

AP Microeconomics*

AP Macroeconomics*

AP US History*

AP European History*

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Math
Classes

Integrated Mathematics

Algebra I*

Algebra II*

Geometry*

Pre-Calculus*

Business Calculations

Personal Finance

Practical Math

AP Calculus*

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Sciences
Classes

Integrated Sciences

Biology*

Chemistry*

Applied Physics*

Physics*

Earth Sciences*

BioChemistry*

Food Science

Health/Nutrition

Modern Technology*

AP Environmental Science*

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

World Languages
Classes

World Languages

Spanish I

Spanish II*

German I

German II*

French I

French II*

Chinese I

Chinese II*

Czech as 1st Language

Czech as 2nd Language

AP Chinese Language & Culture*

AP Spanish Language & Culture*

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

6

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Electives
Classes

High School Orientation

Business I

Business II*

Intro to Marketing

iMarketing*

Intro to Art

Chorus

Dance

Physical Education

Theater


* prerequisites – see course description for details

English
Classes

English Literature & Composition

Business Communication

Journalism

Publishing

Poetry & Lyrics

iCommunicate

Creative Writing

Legends & Mythology

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

Modern World History

Ancient World History

European History

Geography

Economics-Macro

Economics-Micro

Psychology

International Relations

Sociology

AP Microeconomics*

AP Macroeconomics*

AP US History*

AP European History*

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Math
Classes

Integrated Mathematics

Algebra I*

Algebra II*

Geometry*

Pre-Calculus*

Business Calculations

Personal Finance

Practical Math

AP Calculus*

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Sciences
Classes

Integrated Sciences

Biology*

Chemistry*

Applied Physics*

Physics*

Earth Sciences*

BioChemistry*

Food Science

Health/Nutrition

Modern Technology*

AP Environmental Science*

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

9

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

World Languages
Classes

World Languages

Spanish I

Spanish II*

German I

German II*

French I

French II*

Chinese I

Chinese II*

Czech as 1st Language

Czech as 2nd Language

AP Chinese Language & Culture*

AP Spanish Language & Culture*

Students applying to AA:

are required to earn

6

credits in order to receive

high school diploma

Electives
Classes

High School Orientation

Business I

Business II*

Intro to Marketing

iMarketing*

Intro to Art

Chorus

Dance

Physical Education

Theater


* prerequisites – see course description for details

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 2017/18
School year 2018/19

04

Monday
September 2017

Orientation for All Students

04

Monday
September 2017

First Trimester Begins

28

Thursday
September 2017

-

- 29

Friday
September 2017

No school, Czech Holiday Observance

14

Saturday
October 2017

-

- 22

Sunday
October 2017

No school, Fall Holiday

23

Monday
October 2017

-

- 31

Tuesday
October 2017

Theme-based learning (Business Department)

17

Friday
November 2017

First Trimester Begins

08

Friday
December 2017

Last Day of Term 1

11

Monday
December 2017

First Day of Term 2

18

Monday
December 2017

-

- 22

Friday
December 2017

Theme-based learning (Social Studies Department)

23

Saturday
December 2017

-

- 02

Tuesday
January 2018

No school, Holiday, Winter Break

03

Saturday
February 2018

-

- 11

Sunday
February 2018

No School, Ski holiday - Prague 4

23

Friday
March 2018

Last Day of Term 2

26

Monday
March 2018

First Day of Term 3

30

Friday
March 2018

-

- 02

Monday
April 2018

No School – Easter Holiday

03

Tuesday
April 2018

-

- 10

Tuesday
April 2018

Theme-based learning (Sciences Department)

30

Monday
April 2018

-

- 01

Tuesday
May 2018

No school, Holiday, Labor Day

07

Monday
May 2018

-

- 08

Tuesday
May 2018

No School, Victory Day

15

Friday
June 2018

Last Day of Term 3
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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