American Academy u Zagrebu moderna je srednja škola koja se nadovezuje na uspješnu tradiciju mreže škola American Academy u Češkoj i Slovačkoj. Škola se nalazi u Agram Centru, jednom od najistaknutijih poslovnih centara u Zagrebu. Naš cilj je učiniti American Academy u Zagrebu jednom od najnaprednijih i najdinamičnijih obrazovnih institucija u Hrvatskoj.
Koncept American Academy usredotočen je na razvoj akademskih i praktičnih vještina i kompetencija svakog našeg učenika. Nudimo međunarodno, inspirativno, motivirajuće i prijateljsko okruženje.
Kao i u drugim školama iz mreže American Academy, sva nastava na American Academy Zagreb odvija se na engleskom jeziku od strane nastavnika koji tečno vladaju tim jezikom. Jednom u tromjesečju, umjesto redovite nastave, učenici American Academy u Zagrebu sudjeluju u cjelotjednom školskom projektu koji nazivamo “Tematski tjedan”. Naša škola namijenjena je učenicima koji traže moderan obrazovni program koji će ih pripremiti za uspješnu budućnost u 21. stoljeću.
Učenici koji su diplomirali na American Academy dobivaju američku diplomu srednje škole, koja je istovjetna diplomama koju dobivaju učenici koji završavaju srednje škole u Sjedinjenim Državama. Naši maturanti mogu studirati na sveučilištima bilo gdje u svijetu, kao i studenti koji završavaju IB i britanske škole.
Našu školu pronađete na mrežnoj stranici Nacionalnoga informacijskog sustava prijava i upisa u srednje škole (NISpuSŠ) upisi.hr pod nazivom Privatna srednja škola AMAC međunarodna škola, što je službeni naziv našeg društva za Hrvatsku, gdje AMAC je kratica za American Academy.
Middle School Prep Program Grades 7 and 8 Year long in person and on-line english preparatory program for students from 7th and 8th grade in Zagreb. Our aim is to offer a comprehensive, high quality after school program for students in Zagreb who are looking to perfect their english skills and meet new friends with similar interests. As future of education is very likely a combination of in person and on-line learning, we are taking advantage not only of our American Academy in Zagreb but also our American Academy Online school. Learning how to learn and operate on-line and in person will be a key skill in the future. Another important part of this program are our „theme weekends“ which will take place 4 times in a year and students will be working together on a large project which they will then on Sunday present to their parents, which will enhance their organizational, management, team working, creative and communication skills. Successful completion of this program will reward you with a American Academy Prep Program Certificate which can also serve you as an automatic acceptance to a high school program at American Academy in Zagreb.
High School students work to develop their strengths and focus on subjects that prepare them to study their dream disciplines at quality universities around the world.
Students are able to choose the subjects they want to study from the range of classes on offer. American Academy provides small classes and high quality teachers, as well as modern campuses and equipment. Individual attention to each of our students is also a core concept of our schools. American Academy puts a premium on a proactive communication with and between students, parents and staff. We hold monthly parent councils where parents can attend, ask questions and/or learn about recent developments and future plans. Parents also receive a monthly newsletter via email from the Head of School. Furthermore, to ensure constant improvement, an anonymous satisfaction survey is conducted every trimester among parents, students and teachers.
The STEM Program is an add-on to the regular High School Program especially designed for high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In this specialized educational program, we acquaint students with up-to-date technologies, informatics and scientific methods and tools, and at the same time show them how to apply them in everyday life.
While students in the regular High School Program attend their classes, STEM Program students attend two special blocks which are taught every day: Programming & Robotics and Science. Students have at their disposal special classrooms with first-class equipment, so the quality of our program is on par with top private schools in the United States.
Born and raised just outside of Washington DC, Yamini Singh grew up in a culturally diverse household. Spending her formative years shuffling between North America, Asia, and Europe only heightened her sense of cultural curiosity, and has lent her a unique perspective which she is eager to share with others.
Yamini holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington (Virginia), a Master’s of Humanities with a concentration in Literature from Tiffin University (Ohio), and a CELTA Certificate. Additionally, some of her undergraduate coursework was completed at the Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis.
After studying and teaching in Paris, France, Yamini’s interest in education was sparked. She subsequently spent several years teaching the humanities in Doha, Qatar, and then in Prague, Czechia. She has also lived in Montreal, Canada.
Speaking English and French (and just enough Arabic and Hindi to get by), Yamini considers herself a “third culture kid” who has grown into a true global citizen. Her interests include Modernist art and literature, with a strong penchant for the surreal. She possesses a great passion for learning, and her joy is found engaging with young people in the classroom. She deeply believes education can change the world, and that in fact it is the only thing that ever has.
The American Academy in Zagreb is the fifth school in the successful American Academy network, and thus is able to draw from the well-established curriculum at other American Academies.This curriculum was in turn inspired by the best educational practises from around the world.
Our faculty consists of the most professional teachers and the most caring staff, all of whom aim to create a friendly, supportive environment. Our graduates are confident, well-rounded people ready to take on the world and continue their studies at top universities around the globe.
Our curriculum is inspired by the best of the world's educational programs, most notably the American and Finnish systems.
Our students have the freedom to choose the subjects they want to study so they can focus on what really interests them and develop the necessary social and practical skills for those particular fields.
We put the highest emphasis on our high-quality academic program. Beyond the wide range of subjects led by such great teachers that we offer, American Academy also provides Advanced Placement (university level) classes, and in September 2021, we opened an extended academic program called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
An American high school diploma, especially when combined with these specialized programs, dramatically increases students’ chances to get accepted by the world’s best universities.
Much like the International Baccalaureate Diploma or British high school diploma, our students must get their diploma validated if they want to apply for a Croatian University. This is a process which we are extremely familiar with, and so we are happy to help students with their individual application processes. American Academy also offers Advanced Placement courses, which are equivalent to university courses in the American and Canadian systems. Students take exams in these subjects which are comparable to the IB exams and accepted by universities around the world.
We believe it is crucial that our students had easy access to knowledge that is not usually taught at schools. We offer a wide variety of choices, which allows students to focus on what really interests them and what they enjoy.
In addition to our American-based curriculum, American Academy offers Theme Weeks inspired by Finnish academic tradition. Theme Week presents students with a school-wide project that develops skills and competencies such as communication, teamwork, collaboration, problem solving, creativity, critical thinking and project management. Here are just a few examples of Theme Weeks from American Academy in Zagreb's sister schools in Prague, Brno and Bratislava.
Students experienced a lot of different things this week – some went to escape rooms in Prague, some went on a haunted statues tour, others went on a cave trip and some even went to Kutná Hora. They experienced these things in order to learn important skills which helped them to conceptualize and organize their own final projects based on the same Magic and Mysteries theme.
These final projects included a phenomenal Haunted House, apuzzling escape room, podcasts, a charity bake sale, an art exhibition, a magic show - and the list goes on and on. Proceeds from the Haunted House, Escape Room and Bake Sale raised money for the SOS Children’s Villages (SOS Dětské vesničky) organization.
This was the most challenging Theme Week students had been faced with. They were tasked with organizing their own business conference, which included everything from scouting venues to developing a program of speakers. Students managed the whole budget, established relationships with partners in the business community and even had to deal with the feeling of rejection. They gained valuable skills which can be applied in their future careers. The end result was an amazing conference held at Brněnské výstaviště which attracted a wide range of audience members which included students and businesspeople. Our students were filled with pride at what they had accomplished.
Fear and Escape Rooms were the focuses of the first Theme Week at the American Academy in Bratislava. Even though it took place from October 21st – 26th, much planning and preparation came beforehand. We split the school into three main groups: Business, Bunker and Hospital. The Business group was in charge of advertising, sales, finances and customer service. The other two groups focused on their specific escape rooms. Students and faculty worked together to learn about fear, handle a business and present an excellent product to the public. We had dozens ofEscape Room customers coming in and leaving thrilled and satisfied on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Don’t expect long tests; we are mostly interested in the student’s character and enthusiasm. That’s why we focus on essays and a face-to-face interview. For the academic year 2022/23, we have available spaces for 45 students.
You can find our school on the website upisi.hr (Nacionalnoga informacijskog sustava prijava i upisa u srednje škole) under the name AMAC međunarodna škola, which stands for American Academy and is the official name of our company in Croatia.
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An American Academy graduate is a confident young person who is engaged in the immediate world and mindful of the people that exist around them. They have developed confidence, learned to solve problems actively and will always take full ownership of their actions. They have discovered what their personal values are and are able to act upon them in good conscience.
Having graduated from an international school, these students are ready to begin higher education anywhere in the world, including at the most esteemed universities.