School Profile

Last Updated: 2/21/2022 7:53 AM

Authorized by the Ministry of Moroccan Education, under No: 14153/13

Accredited by COGNIA (USA)

Accredited by the International Baccalaureate

Council of International Schools (CIS) Member

 

SCHOOL PROFILE

2021-2022

CEEB Code : 625044

RN3020 Casa Green Town Campus, Ville Verte 27182 Bouskoura, Morocco

Phone : +212 (0)529 039112

Fax      : +212 ((0)529 039114

www.aac.ac.ma 

   

Head of School/HS Principal: David Flaschberger

dflaschberger@aac.ac.ma 

IB Coordinator: Wassif Benlarbi

wbenlarbi@aac.ac.ma 

College Counselor: Narjiss Bentaleb

nbentaleb@aac.ac.ma 

Director of Admissions: Fadoua Khalfadir

fkhalfadir@aas.ac.ma 

 

VISION

American Academy Casablanca aspires to be the leading American-international school in Morocco.By implementing an innovative and rigorous academic program delivered in a safe, student-centered environment, American Academy Casablanca inspires students to discover their passion for learning, fulfill their potential, and become responsible global citizens.

 

MISSION

The American Academy Casablanca offers a distinctly unique American school experience. Through participation in the highest quality, inquiry-based, student-centered programs, all students find fulfillment by accomplishing personal and academic excellence, become multilingual global citizens that adapt and contribute in a rapidly changing world, and act on their values to positively impact those around them.

 

CORE VALUES

The AAC community chose five Core Values that represent what we believe represent the ideals of the school:

  • Integrity-Being an example to others by demonstrating honesty and upholding the highest moral and ethical principles. 
  • Compassion-Feeling deep empathy that leads to the desire to serve where there is a need.
  • Respect-Valuing and showing appreciation for the feelings and well-being of yourself/others. 
  • Responsibility-Being accountable for your actions, following through on tasks and obligations, accepting consequences, and assuming the need to help and support others.
  • Excellence-Always demonstrating your most outstanding qualities and always giving your best.
 

CURRICULUM & GRADING

 

Grade

Math 

Science 

English

Social Studies

9

Algebra I/Geometry

Biology

English I

Concepts of Social Studies

10

Algebra II/Adv Alg

Chemistry

English II

US History

11

Pre-Calculus /Adv Alg II

Physics

American Literature

Political Science

12

Calculus /AP Calculus

AP Physics/ Environmental Science

British Literature

Economics

 

AAC’s preparatory curriculum is based on US Common Core standards and uses a standards-based grading system to assess student learning in grades K-4. In addition, AAC places a strong emphasis on developing tri-lingualism as students are required to take English, French, and Arabic. AAC also embraces and actively promotes Project-based Learning from elementary through high school.  We believe that PBL instructional and learning experiences challenge students in ways beyond traditional classroom settings, enhance academic rigor, and better prepare students for university life. 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT- The above curriculum is enriched by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program that AAC is approved to offer. The current school year, 2021-2022, we offer AP French, AP Physics, AP Art and AP Psychology. In previous school years we offered AP Calculus, AP English language & Composition, AP Biology, and AP Comparative Government. We also offer our students the opportunity to take the AP ‘exam only’ in all the subjects we do not offer a regular class in.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE - AAC began offering the IB Diploma Programme in the fall of 2020.  The  school’s first IB cohort will take their exams in the spring of 2022.  The school currently offers English and Literature (SL/HL), French (SL/HL), Economics (SL/HL), ESS (SL), Biology (SL/HL), Physics (SL/HL), Math Applications and Interpretation (SL/HL), Analysis and Approaches (SL/HL) and Art (SL).  The school plans to offer a few new classes in the coming years, depending on staffing and after surveying the students. 

 

GRADING SYSTEM 

A+

97-100

A

93-96

A-

90-92

B+

87-89

B

83-86

B-

80-82

C+

77-79

C

73-76

C-

70-72

D+

67-69

D

65-66

F

<64

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS – To graduate from AAC students are required to earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 and 26 credits in the following areas:

 

Core subjects

 

Specials

 

Languages

 

Other

 

English

4

Fine Arts

1

Arabic

3

Senior Project

1

Mathematics

4

Physical Education

1

French

3

Electives

1

Science 

4

Computer Sciences

1

       

Social Studies

4

           

 

Upon successful completion of twelfth grade, students are awarded a US high school diploma and are eligible to enter universities world-wide.  Students considering Moroccan universities may also apply for Validation through the Moroccan Ministry of Education.


 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) CALCULATION – GPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. AP and IBDP Higher Level classes are weighted by 0.5 point. 

 

CLASS RANK – Currently AAC does not rank its students. However, when class rank information is absolutely indispensable for college admission purposes, we are able to accurately calculate that.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES – AAC strongly believes in the educational value of a wide variety of extracurricular activities. A sample of current activities offered at AAC includes: Varsity Soccer, varsity volleyball, AAC Model United Nations, World Scholars, Student Council, Community Service Club, and after-school activity options. AAC will continue to participate in competitive sports as part of the Moroccan American School Athletic Conference (MASAC).

 

STANDARDIZED TESTS

 

MAP - AAC administers the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test to grades 3-9 in the Fall and Spring of each school year. Despite a growing student population reflecting a wide range of English acquisition levels, reading and math scores have demonstrated a consistent, impressive upward trend. 

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT - 5-YEAR SCORE SUMMARY

The school offers a variety of AP classes each year, depending on staffing availability and student interest.  Due to Covid, we did not offer AP French during the 2020-21 school year-which accounts for our lower number of students who tested.

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Total AP students

26

34

26

31

11

Number of exams

26

38

35

45

15

AP students with score +3

14

23

18

26

7

% of AP students with score +3

53.85

67.65

69.23

83.87

63.64

 

SAT - SAT Reasoning Scores between 05/2021 and 12/2021 16 students, of which 90 % are non-native English speakers, took the test.

 

SAT SUMMARY

Evidence-based reading/writing

Mathematics

TOTAL

Mean Scores

607

618

1225

 

Testing Restrictions on international students & US citizens abroad: Due to Covid-19,  our students have had less access to SAT/SAT Subject and ACT tests because of closure of testing centers and universities making the SAT optional. We ask that all higher education institutions take this into account when evaluating our students‘ applications.

 

PSAT

The school normally offers the PSAT exam to students in the spring of their 10th grade year.  Covid restrictions have limited this test, but we will offer it again normally in the spring of 2022.  The students in grades 9-11 also are offered a weekly, optional SAT Prep class.

 


 

ANNEX 1

IB GRADING SYSTEM

 

**All high Level classes will be considered as AP classes, so the GPA of those classes will receive a boost of .5.**

 

English A: Language and Literature

IB Scores

AAC IB Gradebook 

Number Grade

AAC IB Gradebook 

Letter Grade

AAC GPA

7

79-100

4

6

66-78

A-  

3.67

5

54-65

3

4

41-53

C

2

3

27-40

D

1

2

13-26

F

 

1

0-12

F

 

 

French: Language B

IB Scores

AAC IB Gradebook 

Number Grade

AAC IB Gradebook 

Letter Grade

AAC GPA

7

85-100

4

6

73-84

A-  

3.67

5

62-72

3

4

50-61

C

2

3

31-49

D

1

2

16-30

F

 

1

0-15

F

 

 

ECONOMICS

IB Scores

AAC IB Gradebook 

Number Grade

AAC IB Gradebook 

Letter Grade

AAC GPA

7

74-100

4

6

63-73

A-  

3.67

5

51-62

3

4

40-50

C

2

3

28-39

D

1

2

14-27

F

 

1

0-13

F

 

 

BIOLOGY

IB Scores

AAC IB Gradebook 

Number Grade

AAC IB Gradebook 

Letter Grade

AAC GPA

7

78-100

4

6

66-77

A-  

3.67

5

54-65

3

4

43-53

C

2

3

31-42

D

1

2

17-30

F

 

1

0-16

F

 

PHYSICS

IB Scores

AAC IB Gradebook 

Number Grade

AAC IB Gradebook 

Letter Grade

AAC GPA

7

70-100

4

6

60-69

A-  

3.67

5

49-59

3

4

39-48

C

2

3

26-38

D

1

2

15-25

F

 

1

0-14

F

 

 

MATH

IB Scores

AAC IB Gradebook 

Number Grade

AAC IB Gradebook 

Letter Grade

AAC GPA

7

77-100

4

6

65-76

A-  

3.67

5

52-64

3

4

40-51

C

2

3

28-39

D

1

2

14-27

F

 

1

0-13

F

 

 

VISUAL ARTS

IB Scores

AAC IB Gradebook

Number grade

AAC IB Gradebook 

Letter Grade

AAC GPA

7

85-100

4

6

71-84

A-  

3.67

5

56-70

3

4

41-54

C

2

3

26-40

D

1

2

13-25

F

 

1

0-12

F

 

 

ESS

IB Scores

AAC IB Gradebook

Number grade

AAC IB Gradebook 

Letter Grade

AAC GPA

7

65-100

4

6

                        55-64

A-  

3.67

5

44-54

3

4

34-43

C

2

3

23-33

D

1

2

12-22

F

 

1

0-11

F

 

 

 

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