Ats School Profile 2016-2017

MISSION - 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.

DESCRIPTION - 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 preschool 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.

ACCREDITATION - 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).

UNIQUE DUAL ACADEMIC PROGRAM - 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.

Curriculum - 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 50 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).


Leticia Pérez Rodríguez M.A., General Director

Mónica Aviña, M.Ed. Early Childhood Principal

Irelda Galvan, M.Ed. Elementary School Principal

Katerine St. Hilaire, Elementary Vice Principal,

Natalie Harvey-Grant, M.A. Middle School Principal

Mónica Gochicoa, M.Sc. Middle School Vice Principal

Lourdes González, M.Sc., High School Principal

Ryan Watson, High School Vice Principal


Charles Grant, M.Ed., HS College Counselor

Laura Lammoglia, M.A., HS Psychologist

Claudia Coronado, M.Ed., MS Counselor

CEEB Code: 870849

The American School of Tampico

Calle Hidalgo #100,  Colonia Tancol

Tampico, Tamaulipas, México 89320    

Counselors’ office # 833 227 2080 EXT 129

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


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