An American boarding school in Bolivia!
Secondary consists of students from 7th to 12th grade. The school schedule for the Secondary School is organized by semesters. The school year begins in early August and ends by the end of May with a 3-week break from mid-December to mid-January.
Secondary students attend school for a full-day, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and are required to participate in at least one of the school’s extracurricular activities which take place from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. one or two days per week.
About the school
Long description: Secondary Students Benefit from:
International Baccalaureate (IB): Secondary students have the opportunity to pursue the IB. The IB is achieved after two years of intense study designed to raise the academic achievement of high school students and to bring their abilities to an international level. The IB is highly respected at colleges and universities around the world.
The U.S. Diploma and Bolivian Diploma: Secondary students work to completing the requirements for these two diplomas, which are mandatory for graduation.
English Immersion: All instruction in secondary classrooms is given in English with the exception of those classes required for the Bolivian Diploma which are taught in Spanish.
Third Language: All secondary students choose a third language to study intensively from seventh through twelfth grade choosing French or Mandarin.
Human Rights and Community Service: AIS/B implements a two-year course for secondary students focusing on the history of human rights and centering on the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Along with the course, students are given the opportunity to make a real difference in their community and the world through community service to their choice of five organizations including an orphanage, a neighborhood center, a shelter for women and children, an elderly home, and Amnesty International.
Computer, Art, Music, and Physical Education: All secondary students take computer, art, music and physical education classes, which include swimming.
Classes: Class sizes generally range between 20 and 30.
Commitment of Faculty to Students: AIS/B Faculty members are committed to every individual student and work hard to ensure that every student is at grade level in every subject and is make sufficient progress in learning English and Spanish. AIS/B will accept non-English and non-Spanish speaking students and those who enter below grade level. The school will help them to catch up to the level of their class!
Supplemental Materials and Programs: Monterey Reading, Spelling and Math enrichment program; Supplemental SMILE Mathematics program for secondary students; Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program and Spanish as a Second Language (SSL) program.
Access to Professional Guidance Counseling and Counseling: The AIS/B counseling staff is highly qualified.
Tutoring Programs: Peer Tutoring Program for needs in specific subjects, Individual Tutoring Sessions for Secondary Students with Teachers, Preparatory classes for college entrance exams (SAT and PSAT), Makeup courses for secondary students.
Academic Honors: Honor roll, National Honor Society (U.S.), President’s Award for Educational Excellence (U.S.)
Extracurricular Activities: Music Club, Boy’s Volleyball Team, Girl’s Volleyball Team, Boy’s Basketball Team, Girl’s Basketball Team, Boy’s Soccer Team, Girl’s Soccer Team, Yearbook Group, Community Service.
Events and Projects: Annual Walkathon, International Student Fair, Traditional Flea Market, Talent Show,Science Fairs, Art Contests, Holiday Parties, Student Day, Field and Camping Trips, Bake Sales, and Spirit Week.
Travel: National sports competitions, field trips, camping trips, exchange programs. AIS/B has agreements with universities and colleges in the U.S. and in
other countries abroad. Following are some of theuniversities and
colleges that have established scholarships and agreements with AIS/B:
Berea Collage, Kentucky
Franklin and Marshall College of Pennsylvania
IthacaCollege of New York: Provides partial tuition scholarships for AIS
/ B students
Lafayette College of Pennsylvania
LynnUniversity: Provides partial tuition scholarships for AIS/B students
MountHolyoke College of Massachusetts
Northeastern University of Massachusetts
Suffolk University of Massachusetts
University of North Florida
Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Massachusetts
Other institutions attended by AIS/B students include:
Amherst College, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Bradford College, Butler
University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College, Clarkson
University, College of Visual Art, College of Wooster, Denison
University, Drake University, Drew University, Drexel University,
Elizabethtown College, Gettysburg College, Hampshire College, Knox
College, Linfield College, New England College, Ohio Wesleyan
University, Otis College of Art and Design, Penn State, Rollins College,
St. John’s University, Saint Anselm College, University of Bridgeport,
Webster University, Wittenberg University, and many others.
It is important to mention that AIS/B students manage to stand out when
applying for Bolivian and foreign universities because of their
performance in entrance examinations.
Secondary Extracurricular Activities include:
Instrumental Music Club
Boy’s Volleyball Team
Girl’s Volleyball Team
Boy’s Basketball Team
Girl’s Basketball Team
Boy’s Soccer Team
Girl’s Soccer Team