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School Data

  • Preschool: Toddlers– Pre-1st (251)
  • Primary: 1st – 5th (256)
  • Middle School: 6th – 8th (185)
  • High School: 9th – 12th (235)
  • Toddlers—12 (927) Students
Grade Level No. of Students
per grade level

2017 Generation

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute



The American School of Tampico mission is to: Empower students to become mindful citizens, critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and responsible leaders engaged in a globalized world through an academically rigorous yet differentiated program based on strong values.


Founded in 1917, The American School of Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, co-educational institution offering a bilingual, bicultural education for students from pre-school through high school. The school is dedicated to an American style educational paradigm. Since 2007, the American School of Tampico has provided High School curriculum. Students earn both a U.S. H.S. Diploma and SEP Certificate.


The American School of Tampico is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCASI, now known as AdvancEd), and Mexico’s Ministry of Education (SEP).


Our Elementary school students receive bilingual instruction that meets both Mexican and U.S. standards. They also attend a special pre-first year to develop their dual language proficiency. Our High School students are enrolled in a full dual program, receiving both a U.S. diploma and a Mexican preparatory (high school) certificate. Thus, all of our graduates speak both English and Spanish fluently. These students are taking 27 Carnegie units, more than required for a U.S. High School diploma as well as the Mexican program requirements in Spanish Literature, Mexican History, Geography, Law and Civics.


Due to the high standards of the school, the High School students are very focused. The curriculum program is organized on a rotating block schedule. The high school students have 55 minutes block classes. There are three basic requirements each student must fulfill in order to graduate from ATSHS. First, each student must complete a minimum of 27 credits broken into various subjects’ areas. Second, each student must complete 120 hours community service in high school. Third, each student must successfully pass an official test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL).


The American School of Tampico requires all students to complete a minimum of 30 hours of community service per year. By graduation, all students have completed 120 hours or more.


Classes are divided into two semesters. Credits awarded vary with time spent in direct instruction. To earn 0.5 credit, classes meet four times per week for approximately 55 minutes for one semester.


The American School of Tampico students are well prepared to embrace their future. One hundred percent of graduates applied to and were accepted into 4 year Universities. Of those students 46% got academic scholarships at universities in either the USA, Mexico or Abu-Dhabi.


The American School of Tampico has a mix of foreign and locally hired teachers. There are teachers from France, Jamaica, Canada, United States, UK and Mexico. Approximately 94% of the teachers already have a Master’s degree and the remaining 6% are currently pursuing theirs. ATS boast a dedicated and hardworking staff that strives to meet the academic need of the students for their success in a global economy.


The American School of Tampico, Located in Tamaulipas, Mexico serves the educational lust of 927 students. The big campus has its students in separate buildings, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle and High School. The High School has a large library and Wi-Fi. The campus boasts two libraries, three state-of-the-art science labs, and three computer labs. The grounds extend to more than 14 hectares and include: five grass-covered soccer fields and track; multi-purpose covered surfaced sports court; an open air theater; a preschool play area and a butterfly garden.


Education extends beyond the classroom to ensure that all students are presented with the opportunity to grow in a rich environment of experiences. Programs are diverse, including: Student Council, National Honor Society, Model United Nations, Up-standers Alliance, chorus, clubs, exchange programs, dance, service learning and environmental projects. Extensive after school sports include soccer, basketball, volleyball and track & field. School teams compete within ASOMEX (American Schools of Mexico) and local leagues.


Leticia Pérez Rodríguez M.A., General Director lperezrdz@ats.edu.mx

Mónica Aviña, M.Ed. Early Childhood Principal mavina@ats.edu.mx

Irelda Galvan, M.Ed. Elementary School Principal irobles@ats.edu.mx

Natalie Harvey-Grant, M.A. Middle School Principal nharvey@ats.edu.mx

Lourdes González, M.Sc., High School Principal lgonzalez@ats.edu.mx


Charles Grant, M.Ed., HS College Counselor cgrant@ats.edu.mx

Laura Lammoglia, M.A., HS Psychologist llammoglia@ats.edu.mx

Claudia Coronado, M.Ed., MS Counselor ccoronado@ats.edu.mx

CEEB Code: 870849

The American School of Tampico

Calle Hidalgo #100,  Colonia Tancol

Tampico, Tamaulipas, México 89320    

College Counselors’ office # 833 227 2080 EXT 129

Telephone: (52) 833 227 2081 • FAX: (52) 833 227 2084

AP Courses 2017-2018

10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
AP Biology AP Seminar AP Calculus
AP Seminar AP US History AP Statistics
AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature & Composition
AP Computer Science A AP Physics

% of AP Passes

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
82% 67% 87% 91% 72%

Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum Credits: 27
  • Required Courses:
  • Social Studies: 4
  • English: 4 Math: 4
  • Science: 4 Spanish: 4
  • Health: 0.5 PE: 0.5
  • Computers: 0.5 Fine Arts: 0.5
  • College Counseling: 0.5
  • Electives: 4.5

ATS Grading Scale

Excellent A+ 97 - 100 4.0
A 93 - 96
A- 90 - 92
Above Average B+ 87 - 89 3.0
B 83 - 86
B- 80 - 82
Average C+ 77 - 79 2.0
C 73 - 76
C- 70 - 72
Below Average D+ 67 - 69 1.0
D 63 - 66
D- 60 - 62
Failing F+ 59 - 0 0.0


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