Admission Procedures

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Admission to American Academy Casablanca is open to all qualified students regardless of nationality, race, religion or creed. Prior to being considered for admission to the school, students must submit a completed application and all documentation required by the admissions office. One application form must be submitted for each applicant. Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into AAC. Refer to the AAC Admissions Procedure document for more information on the prospective student enrollment process. The process is competitive and decisions by the AAC Admissions Committee are based on both academic and non-academic factors.

 

Open Enrollment:
AAC has a rolling admission process, and applications are considered throughout the year based on availability. Open enrollment for each fall term begins in the preceding January. There is no application deadline, but students are encouraged to have their applications completed by April in order to increase the chance of acceptance, as space is limited. Acceptance is made with the provision that students must have completed their current school year in good standing.

Priority of Admissions
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Priority for inclusion in a class for the following school year is given to students already enrolled in the school, but only for the period prior to the deadline for re-enrollment. In times of limited space, qualified new applicants will be considered for admission in the following priority:
 
Children of faculty and staff.
Siblings of enrolled students who have completed the application process prior to April 16.
Children who are native English speakers.
All other applicants according to order of receipt of application and success on the admission test.

Older students who enter AAC from another American-style school will normally be placed in the appropriate grade level consistent with the level from the previous school; however, exceptions may be made when it is determined that the student may benefit from placement in a different grade level. Prospective students who have not been in an American school prior to acceptance into AAC will be initially placed according to their birth date. After evaluation and observation by AAC administrators and teachers, the child may be moved to a higher or lower grade, as appropriate.

Additional Info

AAM believes it is important to ensure children are placed in classes along with their age-peers, especially at elementary grade levels. Admission and placement decisions are made by the AAM Admissions Committee. The committee is composed of the head of school, principal, dean, counselor, and selected teachers. The following details are considered:
 
The student's age at the time of enrollment.
Academic history.
Results on entrance screening, particularly writing samples.
Space availability in the appropriate grade / program.
Level of English language ability in relation to the demands of the grade level for which the student is applying.
At the high school level, grade placement will also be based on academic credits earned towards graduation.
 
Age is the first criterion considered for the placement of students at any grade level. Age will be verified by the child's original passport or birth certificate. Children should meet the following age requirements to be eligible for our classes:
 
2 years old on or before September 1  (Nursery)
3 years old on or before September 1  (Preschool)*

To be accepted and placed into the AAM Preschool program, children must be:                                                                                                        *

* FullyToilettrained  

* Able to dress/undress self 

* Able to feed self with fork/spoon and drink from a cup  

* Able to understand and follow simple one-step directions

* Able to separate from parents/primary caregiver with minimal disruptions

 

4 years old on or before September 1  (KG 1)
5 years old on or before September 1  (KG 2)
6 years old on or before September 1 (Grade 1)
Plus one year of age for each additional grade level.
 
Older students who enter AAM from another American-style school will normally be placed in the appropriate grade level consistent with the level from the previous school; however, exceptions may be made when it is determined that the student may benefit from placement in a different grade level. Prospective students who have not been in an American school prior to acceptance into AAM will be initially placed according to their birth date. After evaluation and observation by AAM administrators and teachers, the child may be moved to a higher or lower grade, as appropriate.
 
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