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Colegio Americano de Torreón

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Colegio Americano de Torreón, A.C. (CAT) or the American School of Torreón is an American international school in Los Viñedos, Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico.[1] It serves grade levels early childhood (from age 3) through the 12th grade of senior high school.[2] As of 2016 it has over 1,300 students.[3]

History

The school was established in 1950,[4] by Clinton A. Luckett and Mrs. Joe Athon. It opened in September of that year in a house owned by the mining company Peñoles. Dr. Paul H. Jensen was the school's first director. From the beginning it was accredited by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) and initially it had four teachers with 38 students. In 1954 the school received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and moved to 20 Escobedo Avenue. By then it had 250 students.[5]

For a period of time the school occupied the Torreón Jardín Campus, housing all grade levels there. CAT alumnus Efrain Lopez Gurza donated the land used for the current campus in 1998. CAT's current middle and high school building opened in 2001. Elementary school facilities remained at the previous campus until June 2006, when a new elementary facility that began construction in 2004 opened.[6]

Campus

The current campus is located on an approximately 6.5-acre (2.6 ha) plot of land. The middle and high school building houses the school's administrative offices, a well as 26 classrooms, one library, one gymnasium, three computer labs, and seven science facilities. The elementary campus came with its own library, cafeteria, and gymnasium.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Location." Colegio Americano de Torreón. Retrieved on November 1, 2016. "Local Address of School Paseo del Algodón 500, Los Viñedos. Torreón, Coahuila C.P. 27019, México"
  2. ^ "School info." Colegio Americano de Torreón. Retrieved on November 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Our Present." Colegio Americano de Torreón. Retrieved on November 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Introduction." Colegio Americano de Torreón. Retrieved on November 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Our Beginning." Colegio Americano de Torreón. Retrieved on November 1, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Los Viñedos Campus." Colegio Americano de Torreón. Retrieved on November 2, 2016.

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