American School of Yaounde

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The American School of Yaounde in Yaoundé, Cameroon is an independent coeducational school founded in 1964 which offers an educational program from nursery through grade 12 for students of all nationalities.

At the beginning of the 2011 school year, enrollment was 160 students and there are 33 full-time and 4 part-time faculty members. All staff members are certified and registered with their country’s educational department, and most of the teachers are U.S. trained and certified.[1]

Organization[edit]

The school is governed by an eight-member School Board elected for two-year terms by the parents. Half of the Board members are elected at each October meeting. The U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon also appoints his/her representative to the Board.

Curriculum[edit]

The curriculum is that of traditional US public schools. Courses are Advanced Placement Courses (AP),which are the equivalent of college level classes. AP French Language, AP French Literature, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP US History, AP Biology, AP Comparative Government, AP Calculus, and AP Physics are offered. All instruction is in English, with French being taught at all levels.

English as a Second Language (ESL) support is offered through Grade 10 to students who are not fluent in English. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the European Council of International Schools. Students with moderate to severe learning problems may not be admitted.

Facilities[edit]

The school has 19 classrooms, two computer labs, an English-as-a-Second Language center, an automated library with electronic research capability, a swimming pool, a covered volleyball/basketball court, three tennis courts and a restaurant/canteen. Boarding facilities are available.

Finances[edit]

In the 2004-2005 school year, about 95% of the School’s income is derived from tuition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/1287.htm US State Department's Office of Overseas Schools retrieved 2012 January 26