The American High School supports students’ engagement in community outreach programs. By promoting diverse opportunities for personal, academic and professional growth, the AHS is committed to build a community that is focused on student leadership development. Community engagement events are designed to assist students foster their passions while developing leadership and life skills outside the classroom. Our students cultivate a community by engaging in meaningful local, national and international projects. This vibrant experience leads to their future success and achievements inside and outside the school.
It is a GLOBAL ETHOS of excellence that we embrace, embody, and share.
Summer Programs – United States and UK
Each summer the American High School students participate in summer educational programs in the United States at Yale University and Kings College near New York City. Programs are also offered at schools in London and Canterbury within the UK. Global understanding is enhanced and greatly expanded through first person experience and comprehension.
Continuing education opportunities also include university visits to institutions of excellence within the United States and the UK. With one university / college counselors and an average senior class size of 15 students, we offer an unparalleled secondary education in which each student is truly prized and advised to the highest and most comprehensive level for their future today and tomorrow.
Sister School – First Love Christian Academy, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
Each fall and spring semester for the past two (2) school years, two American High School students each semester had continued their education at our sister school, First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pennsylvania. Each student is recommended by their respective teachers for the incredible opportunity to continue their studies and personal growth. They had returned renewed and excited for the exceptional opportunity to have studied abroad and broadened their horizons.
The American High School is also currently in the process of securing partnerships with other schools in the United States, Scotland, and Spain.
Liaison with Tbilisi State University
The American High School is partnered with Tbilisi State University for various educational programs and outings.
On May 19-26, 2017 many students accompanied by faculty and administration traveled with professors of the Institute of Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies to Greece for enhanced understanding of ancient Greek and Byzantine civilization. The incredible educational and cultural opportunity was organized for enhanced enlightenment and understanding of the correlation between the ancient and modern world and is a prime example of the higher critical thinking we imbue with our students and within the school community as a whole.
During the school year, the American High School partners with the Tsilkani Home for orphaned children. We assist with donations of food, toys and clothing.
Also, each fall and spring, our students gather as a community to collect money and or food for the less fortunate in our effort to assist within the greater community that include the Red Cross and Red Nose.. The incredible support of our students is essential for their growth and understanding. Their support and generosity is to be commended.
These charitable efforts are also combined with numerous class outings and cultural trips to Mtskheta, Kutasi, and other local areas.
Each year, members of the American High School administration and faculty participate both online and in person within the United States at regional forums for enhanced comprehension of US educational opportunities for academic and personal success. We currently offer fifteen (15) Advanced Placement courses for enhanced comprehension of critical thinking and synthesis which are essential components for our students’ success in the ever expanding and globally interdependent society of today and in the future. We are and continue to be very proud of their many achievements that include numerous “AP Scholar with Distinction Award” each school year.
The American High school has 22 teachers; of which 30% have PhD’s and many also teach at one of three (3) local universities. The breath of the education that we offer our students is a true college preparatory experience.
Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma
From year 2019/2020 American High School has implemented an AP Capstone Diploma Program for grades 11 and 12. Students will cover two courses over these two years: AP Seminar and AP Research. Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards, which are valued by colleges across the United States and around the world.
Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing receive the AP Capstone Diploma.
Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP Exams receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.