High School - AISN
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High School

High School Program

AISN developed the first accredited American high school in Mauritania. Our high school program celebrated its first true graduate in 2011. AISN graduates now attend universities in several countries. The high school is fully accredited through grade 12.

AISN’s high school program fosters student independence with learning, lifelong curiosity, problem-solving skills, confidence in oneself, and responsible citizenship through purposeful learning experiences.  Our program approach draws from high school programs in the United States with a focus on English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and French. Advanced Placement (AP) courses that have been taught at AISN include Modern World History, French, Environmental Science, US History, and English.

High school courses are accessed through a digital platform, preparing students with 21st century technology skills.  In addition to core subjects, students are offered elective courses to round out their education. Elective classes include Physical Education, Art and Music. There are additional opportunities for students to enhance their studies by independently enrolling in online classes through accredited on-line programs.

Students also have advisory periods that have a focus on college readiness.

All high school students are required to have their own personal laptop or Chromebook to use each day.  If needed, Chromebooks can be purchased from the school.

A service-learning component is part of the graduation requirement, with students expected to contribute a minimum of ten (10) hours of approved service each year.

Trips to other schools and countries have also provided diversity to help round out educational opportunities in the high school program. Students have visited Senegal, IS Dakar, Morocco, Casablanca American School and Rome. Trips are planned based on level of interest.

Note on school supplies: AISN provides writing utensils, erasers, notebooks, markers, crayons, glue, paper, agendas, etc. If there are special school materials that your child(ren) prefer(s) to use at school, they are allowed to bring them. Furthermore, students should bring a school bag to transport any school materials between home and school. Students should also bring their own water bottles to stay hydrated throughout the day.  Hats, sunglasses, and sunblock are suggested to wear outside during break.