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Greetings From the AAS Board

As we begin the third trimester of the year, I would like to take a moment, on behalf of the AAS Board of Directors, to recognize the outstanding achievements of our students, faculty, and staff so far this year. Listening to the presentations by our seniors during the Silver Tray Ceremony, I was sincerely impressed at the quality of research they carried out and the mentoring they received from their advisors along the way. The talent, creativity, and hard work on display in the production of The Little Shop of Horrors left us all amazed. From the outstanding performance of AAS’s athletes and activities participants in several sports and activity tournaments around the region to performance arts showcases and monthly student-led assemblies in the elementary school, it has been a year of tremendous accomplishments, great memories, and a lot of fun.

The responsibility of the Board of Directors is to ensure that AAS has the financial resources, the talented and dedicated faculty and staff, and the academic and administrative priorities that enable our students (as well as the faculty and staff) to thrive. This year, AAS is renewing the accreditations (Council of International Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges) that allow our school to offer the high school diploma that is recognized by colleges and universities around the world. This year we are also in the process of becoming reauthorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma. As part of the re-authorization and accreditation processes, we must demonstrate that AAS teaches and upholds the highest standards of academic integrity. The Board prioritizes this issue not just to maintain the school’s accreditations but because academic integrity involves the most critical building blocks of our students’ education. The fundamentals of academic integrity are not innate – students must learn these principles and hone these skills with the guidance of faculty, staff, and their parents or guardians. While AAS gives students the time and opportunity to gain this knowledge and develop these skills, the school also holds students accountable to these standards. When an intervention is required, it is done in close communication with the student and the student’s parents or guardians and is always undertaken with best interest of our students in mind. Inculcating the principles of academic integrity provides our students the essential ingredients to their future success in higher education, in the workplace, and in society.

In addition to overseeing the re-accreditation process, the Board has taken a series of decisions to update our course offerings and the provide spaces and equipment that enable our students, faculty, and staff to excel. The Board has prioritized expanding AAS’s computer science program and we look forward to adding another computer science teacher next year. This will enable the School to expand its offerings in this field and begin the process of adding computer science to our catalog of IB courses. The addition of a health teacher next will enable the school to provide greater instruction on this critical subject to give it the focus and attention it requires. The Board has also approved several projects to further improve the school’s physical plant, from updating its heating system to modernizing the administrative offices. Our planned renovation of the exercise room will provide a more functional space for instruction and promote the physical fitness of students, faculty, and staff.

The Board of Directors could not be prouder of all that our students, faculty, and staff have achieved so far this year, and we look forward to cheering them on during a busy and exciting spring!

 

Sincerely,

Aaron Cope

on behalf of the AAS Board of Directors

 

 

 

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