Applying to AAS
Parents interested in enrolling their children should contact the school in January of the preceding school year, if possible; however, applications are accepted throughout the school year. For Preschool, the admission is recommended only for September or January. The school may not accept admission after the beginning of May. In all cases, the needs and interests of the children already enrolled in the class will be taken into account as well as the needs of the applicant.Application for Admission is via our online application system. Before beginning the application be sure to have the following ready so they can be uploaded:
- A recent photo of the student - in JPG form.
- Passport copies of the student and both parents or guardians - in separate JPG or PDF files.
- Latest end-of-year progress reports - in separate PDF files.
- Previous years progress reports - in separate PDF files.
- Email addresses of homeroom teacher (preschool - grade 5) and English, Maths, Counselor/Principal (grades 6-12)
Application documents will be reviewed only after all completed documents have been received by the school. All student records should be officially translated into English. The admission procedure may require placement tests and/or interviews.
Admissions decisions are based on the individual applicant's needs and qualifications, general availability of places and the school's efforts to enroll a well-balanced diverse class. The school reserves the right to deny admittance to students who do not fulfill the school requirements or to those whose admission assessments indicate learning needs for which the school does not have adequate resources.
General PlacementThe age requirements are as of September 1st of the academic year and as follows:
Elementary School: Placements in grades two and above will be based on the date of birth and the educational experience of the child. There may be good reasons for placement outside these ranges, but it is the general policy of the school not to place any student in an age group that is significantly older or younger than their classmates.
Middle School and High School: Grade placement is based on receiving the official translation of previous school records. Transfer students' information is reviewed closely to see how programs and courses relate to the program and courses offered at AAS.It is recognized that due to the transient nature of our student population and to the fact that they come from a variety of systems, there will be instances where the above pattern does not fit. Students coming from systems with different start and end dates of the school year are placed in a grade level on a case-by-case basis. Factors to consider are:
- prior academic performance;
- school recommendations;
- assessment results;
- perceived motivation;
- demonstrated work habits;
- interview with the student;
- proficiency in instructional language.
Students should be no more than eighteen months older or younger than the average age for their grade and less than twenty years of age when they graduate.