Welcome to the American School of Antananarivo's course guide for Middle and High school. Here you will find information about all of the courses that we offer in the Secondary School at ASA.

The Secondary School Program at ASA offers world class, American-style education to students in Grades 6 - 12. Students joining us will find a friendly and well-motivated community, representing over 20 nationalities. The Secondary School team of administrators, teachers and counsellors ensure that the academic, social and emotional needs of the students are met.

We follow the academic program of the U.S. Common Core, with standards and courses adapted to meet the needs of our diverse population. U.S Advanced Placement classes are offered in grades 12. Graduating students receive a U.S. High School Diploma, and we are the only school in Madagascar accredited to offer this. From 2018-2019 we have been accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme providing not only a rigorous and stimulating curriculum but also a prestigious graduation certificate with international recognition. 

Every student in the Secondary School is assigned to an advisor and advisory group that meets regularly. Advisory will focus on such topics as interpersonal relationships, study skills, compassion and understanding, service to others, personal talents, and career options. All students also participate in Service Learning projects, which are student-designed and led, with curricular relevance. Beyond the classroom there are sport, art, and recreational opportunities that help students discover their strengths and passions, and connect in-school learning to the real world. Sporting activities include volleyball, basketball, soccer and swimming, with participation in local Malagasy leagues for some teams.

Our Secondary School prepares students for universities and careers worldwide. The Counsellor offers university and careers guidance to students in Grade 9 - 12, assisting them to find happy and successful roles in their lives after ASA. Graduates from ASA go on to universities in Africa, Europe, Australia, and Asia as well as North America.

The courses described in this guide represent the offerings for the 2018-19 school year. All course offerings are subject to enrollment numbers and scheduling constraints. We do not guarantee that all the courses on offer will run. Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.