At ASOY we want to see our graduates aiming higher and higher, so our goal is to ensure they are motivated, resilient, and caring global citizens who not only strive for excellence in all areas of their lives, but are confident in their ability to have a positive impact on the world.
We believe that young adults are best served by an education that fosters independence and creativity, and that emphasizes self-awareness and critical thinking. With a comprehensive approach to educating the whole child, we help students develop personal integrity and honesty; positive decision-making and problem-solving skills; a perceptive and just approach for interacting with others; and an appreciation and respect for varied cultures.
In grades 9 and 10, students follow the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) for which ASOY is a candidate school. The two final years of the five-year MYP course sequence are followed by the IB Diploma Program (DP) in grades 11 and 12. Students graduating from ASOY will earn a US High School Diploma and/or the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
The IB Diploma is accepted worldwide as a superior secondary school qualification, and helps students gain admission to colleges and universities throughout the world. During the two-year Diploma Program, students are continually engaged in discussions about abstract and complex ideas, are challenged to think deeply and reflectively about global issues, and critically examine their assumptions about knowledge. For more information about the IB Diploma Program, go to http://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/.
To earn a full IB Diploma, students in grades 11 and 12 must take six subjects chosen from the six IB course groups over those two years, three at the Higher Level and three at the Standard Level. In addition, students attempting to earn the full IB diploma will take a Theory of Knowledge course, complete the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) requirement, and submit an Extended Essay. The school’s counselor will not only help students with the university application process, but also help them select the optimal course load to best meet entrance requirements.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM AND COURSE OFFERINGS
Grades 9 and 10
Using the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program frameworks, our grade 9 – 10 courses include:
- Language and Literature
- Language Acquisition
- Individuals and Societies
- Integrated Sciences
- Visual Arts, Music, and Design
- Physical Education and Health
Grades 11 and 12
- Economics Higher Level (HL)
- Economics Standard Level (SL)
- Information Technology in a Global Society Higher Level (ITGS HL)
- Information Technology in a Global Society Standard Level (ITGS SL)
- Physics Higher Level (HL)
- Physics Standard Level (SL)
- Biology Higher Level (HL)
- Biology Standard Level (SL)
High School Students New to ASOY
Students transferring from other schools will be required to demonstrate mastery of and proficiency in English that is essential for successful completion of coursework for earning a high school diploma. Except under exceptional and extenuating circumstances, high school students with limited or no English proficiency will not be admitted to the American School of Yaounde after Grade 9.