Dear parents, Welcome to the American School of Recife. Our Secondary school begins at grade six and ends at graduation at the end of grade twelve. Our program is based on a North American curriculum designed to prepare students for successful entry into universities in the United States and internationally. Students also take Brazilian Studies courses required for entry into Brazilian universities. As such, students may earn both a US and a Brazilian diploma at graduation. In addition, EAR is certified to offer the AP Capstone diploma from the College Board. By taking a series of Advanced Placement, college level courses our students can earn a third diploma if they desire.
We want our students to become well‐rounded individuals that are prepared to be informed, responsible world citizens, so we educate with the whole person in mind. Our students are exposed to a broad spectrum of academic disciplines from English, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, and Social Sciences to Foreign Language, Health & Physical Education, the Arts and Technology. Thanks to flexible scheduling and our talented and dedicated faculty, we offer courses beyond minimum requirements. We offer a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, with many of our High School students taking AP exams each year. These exams give students the opportunity to earn advanced university standing or credit. Students may also take Virtual High School (VHS) courses to meet individual needs. We also offer elective classes such as Community Service, Web Design, Photojournalism, Spanish, French, and Creative Writing, along with extra‐curricular activities such as Model United Nations, DECA, EcoClub, Sports, Dance, Capoeira, and Chess. Field trips are designed to enhance and extend the curriculum and allow students to explore and develop their individual talents and interests.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
The High School at EAR, 9th-12th Grade, will be implementing a Bring Your Own Device policy beginning next school year, August 2017. The BYOD policy mandates that students must bring to school an appropriate learning device to access our ever increasing online programs, textbooks, and apps from the Google suite. The school deems an appropriate learning device as a laptop or chromebook that has a keyboard, long battery life, and the ability to access our wifi and Google platform. Recommendations on appropriate devices can be found on our device recommendation page, attached. In our continued commitment to fulfilling our mission statement we believe that appropriate learning devices will help our high school students:
In addition, the EAR Technology Department has been working on supporting the roll out of the BYOD policy by increasing our wifi infrastructure and informing students and teachers about the appropriate use of technology in the classroom. Students will be expected to sign an acceptable user agreement that outlines consequences of inappropriate use. Beyond the wifi infrastructure the school will not maintain or fix individual student devices and it is highly recommended that devices purchased come with antivirus and warranties.
Device Recommendations: Please See Attachment.
Our faculty works to develop units of study that help students develop research, presentation and collaborative skills while addressing curricular goals. Our faculty models and encourages the meaningful use of technology. Families looking for a school committed to personal and academic growth in a safe, supportive, and personalized learning environment will find it here.