AAC News & Highlights

American Academy Casablanca: A proud partner with TIBU Maroc for three years now. 

 

American Academy Casablanca: A proud partner with TIBU Maroc for three years now.   Continuing a successful four year relationship with the US Embassy as well the US Consulate in Morocco, the TIBU association was back again with the organization of a Basket Ball tournament gathering  journalists.

 

CELEBRATE MOROCCO

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CELEBRATE MOROCCO PHOTO CONTEST

 The My Morocco photograph entry deadline has been extended to May 2nd 2017. Please do not forget to supply a print of your picture with your entry. La date limite pour le dépôt des photos concernant “My Morocco” a été prolongée au 2 Mai, 2017. N'oubliez pas aussi de fournir votre photo imprimée. 

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Don't You Need Somebody (AAC Version)

 

NEWEST ISSUE: PUMA EXPRESS

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IT's FRENCH WEEK AT AAC

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AAC SCIENCE FAIR 2017

FRIDAY FEB 24 8:30 -11:30
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AAC PUMA EXPRESS

February issue out!

Highlights inlcude  JV Boys Basketball Champs!
Embracing PBL and Making the 5C's part of our everyday practices
and a special message from AAC Director, Ms. Martinez. 

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PARENT WORKSHOP TOMORROW

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AAC Holiday Show!!! FRIDAY Dec. 16th

Show times Below: 
Early Childhood: (N - KG2)     8:30 - 9::45 
Elementary (GR 1 - 5 )
10:15- 11:30

Holiday Show

Please note the shows will start punctually and admission to the theater will start 10 minutes before the start of the show.

 

AAC's Annual Holiday Fair DEC 4th

Holiday Fair

AAC OPEN HOUSE NIGHT

Please be advised that there has been an important change in the 2016-17 Calendar. Back to School Night (Open House) will now be held on Thursday, September 22,   5:30 -7:30 pm 

We look forward to meeting you and we hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to meet with your child's teacher and hear about their instructional goals for the year.  Open House is also a great opportunity to get further clarification about curriculum, homework, communication tools like Google classroom and teacher websites, as well as any academic and behavioral expectations your child's teacher may have.  Open House is not the same as Parent Teacher conferences, however, if you would like to discuss your child's individual progress with their teacher, please make an appointment for a future date.  

As you know, one of our goals at AAC is to forge stronger partnerships with parents that support student achievement. Your attendance at these types of events are helpful toward meeting this goal.

AAC TO HOST OSAC

 American Academy is honored to be able to host the next Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) meeting  scheduled for September 21 at 10:00 AM.  Joining us for this meeting will are two special guests from OSAC Headquarters: Deputy Director of OSAC, Lisa Grice and Shari-Ann Peart, OSAC’s Middle East and North Africa Program Officer. Lisa and Shari will fill us in on the latest from OSAC HQ as well as provide greater insight on what OSAC central can do for us.  For more information on OSAC and its regional activities, visit their website at https://www.osac.gov/pages/aboutus.aspx 

AAC Graduate Receives Scholarship From the Society of Petroleum Engineers

AAC is proud to announce that Reda Koraichi, Class of 2015, was recently awarded a scholarship From the Society of Petroleum Engineers
Reda is currently attending Penn State University and has received academic honors by making Dean's List last semester.  Congratulations Reda!

AAC Tennis Champion!

Congratulations Soukaina Ouassadine C.O.C (Club Ominsport of Casablanca) on her recent victory! Soukaina defeated Lina Ngassi from O.C.C / Marsa in the Final and won the 11year Category Tennis Championship.

The Press have named Soukaina "The Moroccan Tennis New Pearl"

Soukaina est championne de tennis (Catégories 11 ans) au C.O.C., elle  a gagné en finale en battant Lina Ngassi de l’O.C.C./Marsa. La presse Marocaine a qualifié Soukaina de « La Perle Montante du Tennis Marocain »

FELICITATIONS Soukaina !

Special Visit from US General Consul Nicole Theriot

US General Consul Nicole Theriot spent Monday   afternoon at American Academy to read a special  story to AAC's KG 2 children. Ms. Theriot chose  American Academy as an American school to  participate in the “Faces of Diplomacy” documentary being sponsored by the US State Department. This activity also happens to coincide with March Reading Month and American Academy is honored that Ms.Theriot chose our school for this special program.
These activities not only reflect positively on our school, but also demonstrate confidence in American Academy and its educational programs. As we move forward with the implementation of our vision/mission, American Academy will continue to work towards fostering strong partnerships with the US Embassy’s educational outreach programs. 

International Women's Day

Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.  International Women's Day

AAC's 5C Family Fun Run
AAC to Participate in COP22 Conference

Over the next month 15 of our students in grades 8 – 12 will be preparing presentations for our own mini COP22 conference.  The COP (Conference of the Parties) is the decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and was established to fight global warming. The students presenting will attend the official COP22 Conference to be held in Marrakesh this November.

Want to learn English?

Registration Oct 1 - 9 

Cours d'anglais pour debutants: Seances d'une heure et demi, deux fois par semaine.

Prix: 1200,00 DH pour les 12 heures d'instruction.

Initial class offerings will be for Beginning English speakers only. 4 week classes (1.5 hrs/2 days per week)

Cost: 1,200 Dhs per 12 hours of instruction

Click here to Register Online

Graduation Class of 2016


We are happy to announce that the 2016 Seniors Class graduation ceremony took place on Saturday, May 28th, in AAC Casa Greentown Campus. His Excellency The Ambassador of The United States of America, Mr. Dwight L. Bush attended the ceremony and was our Guest Speaker. Mr. Kouhaila Said, AAC President, Mr. Ali Gharbi  Executive Vice-President,  AAC Executive Board members, The US Embassy Staff, AAC Administrators, Teachers , Staff, Seniors, Parents, distinguished guests were all part of this Celebration. We are also very proud that the students in the Class of 2016 received 324.000 USD in scholarship awards from US Universities. Below are the University acceptances

AAC students open new library for local school

This past weekend 25 students and 4 teachers embarked on a 5 hour journey to the south of Morocco to change an ordinary classroom into a special library for young boys and girls in the village of Imlil, just two hours south of Marakesh. American Academy students and teachers spent several weeks raising enough money to buy new books, shelves, floor mats, and pillows, to open new library for a small  Elementary school in the town of Imlil. This particular school had been converted from a military installation during the French occupation in the 1950’s. 
   

AAC Community Appreciation Day

Join us Sunday, May 8th from 12:00 - 4:00 pm for an afternoon of fun, music, games and entertainment as we celebrate together the work and service of our teachers and parents.  New families to AAC and interested members of the community are welcome to attend! 

PARENT WORKSHOP MARCH 30

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AAC Parent Outreach


American Academy continues to work toward developing collaborative partnerships with our parent community.  As in past years, members of the AAC Administration give informative workshops and conferences for parents that focus on a particular aspect of the school's academic policies and programs.  Read Full Story for list of conferences for 2016-17.  Meeting times are from 3:30- 4:15 in the AAC Theater.

University Acceptances


De Pauw University (U.S.)-  Colombia College(U.S.)- Hiram College(U.S.)-Akron University(U.S.)-Evansville University(U.S.)-London Metropolitan University(UK)-Santa Monica College(U.S.)- Diablo Valley College(U.S.)-    Penn State University(U.S.)-  Hult Business School(UK)-Queen Mary University(UK)-Birkbeck College- Sheffield University(UK)- Leeds University(UK)-Westminster unversity(UK)-David Games College UFP(UK)- City University(UK)-King's College(UK)-Ryerson University (Canada)-Manchester University(UK)-EU University (Spain)-Glion Hospitality Management School(Switzerland)-Al Akhawayn(Morocco)- Concordia University (Canada)- Bishop's University(Canada)- Mc Gill University(Canada).

  

Community Service Trip

When we arrived at the school to see where we would be working, we knew we had a lot of work ahead of us, but we were excited and ready to work!  Our students were full of energy and ready for the challenge.  After three days of scraping off old paint, sanding desks and walls, the room was ready for a make-over and our efforts paid off.  The look on the children’s faces when they entered was priceless and their smiles brought tears to my eyes.  They were so excited and happy to have a real library they could use!. 

See more pictures in the Photo Gallery Section of the Website

AAC Students Participate in DI 2016

During Winter Break, American Academy students participated the annual Destination Imagination (DI) competition in Doha,Qatar. The DI Mission is to develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity. This ties in very well to AAC’s instructional strategy and just one of many reasons why we have adopted the project-based learning model. This was the 2nd year that AAC has participated in this global event and has served as an excellent learning experience for our students.

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Moroccan Ministry of National Education Recognizes Equivalency

Moroccan Ministry of National Education Recognizes Equivalency of American Academy Casablanca's diploma with Moroccan Baccalaureate. 

On October 5, 2015 American Academy Casablanca (AAC), an accredited American School N-12, and authorized by the Moroccan Ministry of Education, received formal recognition of equivalency of its high school diploma with the Moroccan Baccalaureate.  

US Ambassador Visits American Academy

Ambassador Bush takes part in TIBU Youth Handibasket event held at American Academy.  (see video clip)

Want to Learn English?

Session II and Beginner's English Classes Starting Soon!

Cours d'anglais pour debutants: Seances d'une heure et demi, deux fois par semaine.Prix: 1200,00 DH pour les 12 heures d'instruction

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