Learning through inquiry.
Our high school is designed to encourage critical thinking. High school students are developmentally reaching a point in their lives where they are questioning everything. They want to comprehend the “why” at the core of what they are learning in school, as well as the “why” of what is happening around them in the world. Our high school teachers are deeply aware of this, and thus assume the role of guides who help bring light to the path our students have chosen to take.
High school classrooms are kept small to maximize student-teacher and student-student interaction. Teachers at this level prioritize their students’ individualized understanding of the classroom material and how it can be applied globally. All classrooms are centered on discussion, debate, and student voice. Teachers work to intentionally cultivate relationships and communities where students are able to dissent, to pick apart, and to rebuild their foundational ideas of how the world works. Respect for this process and for others who share different ideas, therefore, is of the utmost importance.
Our high school is, by all metrics, a place for university preparation and beyond. Our course catalogue is curated to reflect the multitude of interests and career paths that our students may choose to take in university. Students are also encouraged to get involved in the school and local community to hone skills outside of the classroom. Student Council, Debate, Model UN, and a variety of other student-run extracurricular activities exist so that students can fortify their academic learning with leadership opportunities and experiences. By the time students graduate from the American School of Fes – Amicitia, they have positioned themselves to make an impact as academically successful, conscientious global citizens.