School Data


 

Preschool: Toddlers – Pre-1st (229)
Primary: 1st – 5th (270)
Middle School: 6th – 8th (179)
High School: 9th – 12th (198)
PK—12 (876) Students


Grade Level No. of Students per grade level Mexican Students
9TH
10TH.
11TH.
12TH.
49
61
46
42
49
61
46
42
TOTAL 198 198

UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCES

2015 Generation

Anahuac Purdue University
American University Ringling college of art and design
Berkley College of music Skidmore University
Belmont University SCAD
California college of the arts Seattle University
CEDIM Saint Louis University
Cesar Ritz College ST. Edwards
Colorado State University Syracuse University
Drexel University Shawnee State University
Florida Institute of Technology TEC
Hofstra University Texas Christian University
HULT Universal Technical Institute
IBERO UT Austin
ITAM UDLAP
Libre De Recho UDEM
Michigan State University UTSA
Merrimack College Universidad Pan-American
NYU-New York University of British Columbia
NYU-Abu-Dhabi University of Pennsylvania
New Jersey Institute of Technology   

 

 

SCHOOL PROFILE 2015-2016 

 

  MISSION

The American School of Tampico mission is: To create a multilingual, multicultural learning environment where parents, teachers and students work together toward academic and personal excellence in preparation for responsible citizenship in a globalized world.   

  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 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.

  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 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). 

 SERVICE LEARNING

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.

SHEDULES AND GRADING

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.

UNIVERSITY BOUND

The American School of Tampico students are well prepared and embrace their future.  Ninety five percent of graduates applied to and were accepted into 4 year Universities, five present will be attending vocational school or immersing in Germany before starting university there. Of the students applying to 4 year universities, 50% got either academic or sporting scholarships. 

 

THE FACULTY 

The American School of Tampico has a mix of foreign and locally hired teachers.  There are teachers from France, Canada, United States, Jamaica and Mexico.  Approximately 92% of the teachers already have a Master’s degree and the remaining 8% 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 CAMPUS 

The American School of Tampico, Located in Tamaulipas, Mexico serves the educational lust of 876 students. The big campus has its students in three separate buildings, 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.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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, chorus, clubs, exchange programs, dance, service learning and environmental projects. Extensive after school sports include soccer, basketball, and track & field. School teams compete within ASOMEX (American Schools of Mexico) and local leagues.

 

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Emma Gutiérrez, M.A., General Director (egutierrez@ats.edu.mx)

Monica Aviña M.Ed. Early Childhood principal (mavina@ats.edu.mx)

Irelda Galván., M.Ed. Elementary School Principal (igalvan@ats.edu.mx)

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

Mónica Gochicoa, M.A. Middle School vice Principal (mgochicoa@ats.edu.mx)

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

COUNSELING AND ADMISSIONS

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    

Counselors’ office # 833 227 2080 EXT 129

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

www.ats.edu.mx 


AP Courses 2015-16 

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

AP

Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Calculus

 

US History

AP Statistics

 

AP English

Language &

Composition

AP English

Literature &

Composition



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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