Welcome to the 2019-20 school year,
American Academy Casablanca begins its 24th year with over 700 students, nearly 100 academic staff members and a bright outlook for the future. This promises to be our best year ever, with a highly talented and dedicated new team of teachers leading the way. The students, staff and families all will play an integral role in making AAC the best school in Morocco, and North Africa!
The biggest change for our school community is the planned adoption of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. In March we welcomed their representative to review the school and began the process for acceptance. Numerous teachers completed IB training over the summer, and we should complete the application procedures and receive approval by spring of 2020. Then, we will be an IB school for the 2020-21 school year. Although we are beginning in high school, the IB philosophy (centered on in depth research, critical thinking and cross-curricular studies) will be infused throughout the entire school.
The IB fits perfectly with our Project-based Learning (PBL) approach. While there is still a role for traditional teaching, AAC’s use of PBL will continue to grow. This method not only increases students’ understanding and engagement but also emphasizes social skills such as working in groups and independent problem solving. Our outstanding staff is focused on increasing our academic levels in all areas, and helping each child to reach their full potential.
School is not only about academics. We are also increasing the number of sports and clubs, along with improving our Service Learning program and teaching more leadership skills.
Our goal is to make AAC a truly holistic experience to prepare our children to enter the modern world ready for whatever challenges they may face. Whether you are coming to us as a current or prospective family/staff member, school leadership encourages your participation in our community. Please do not hesitate to visit and share your thoughts and ideas. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also appreciate everyone’s support in fulfilling our mission and making AAC the best it can be.
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