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American Cooperative School Calvert

Calle 10 y Pasaje Kantutas, Calacoto

La Paz, Bolivia

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Total Students583
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Year Founded1955
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Phone No.(+591) 22792302
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Overview

Founded in 1955, The American Cooperative School (ACS) of La Paz, Bolivia, is a private, non-profit, non-denominational, coeducational school, that offers an educational program from KG3 through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. Rather than creating their own curriculum they worked with the Calvert system from Baltimore Maryland and implemented that program. In 1958 the school moved to the Goethe Institute and more subjects were added to the curriculum. It is ironic to note that although the connection with Calvert system lasted only about 2 years, the school is still referred to locally by that name. From 1997 until the present the major emphasis has been on building an excellent academic program augmented with community service, outstanding fine arts opportunities and most recently, improved sports and after school programs. We challenge and inspire students to be critical thinkers, lifelong learners and responsible world citizens through a comprehensive, English-based education. ACS has adopted a rigorous college preparatory, U.S. standards-based curriculum. Instruction in all subjects is in English with the exception of native Spanish and Bolivian Social Studies courses that are required for the Bolivian Diploma. Fine Arts, technology, and physical education courses are offered to all children in grades K-12. Special learning services are available for students with disabilities or low English proficiency. Students in the High School have the opportunity to take honors math, science and Advanced Placement courses. ACS students receive extensive college counseling and the majority of our graduates attend universities in the United States. In addition to our curricular activities, we also offer after school athletics (swimming, soccer, basketball, karate, volleyball, gymnastics, and track and field), after school fine arts (Piano, Violin, Drums, Art, and Drama) as well as club activities (National Honor Society, Destination Imagination, Operation Smile, Model United Nations, and Global Issues Network). All High School students are expected to complete 20 hours of community service per year in ACS sponsored programs.

Governance

ACS is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors that are elected for 2-year terms by the members of the ACS Association. Membership in the ACS Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school. ACS is officially recognized by the Bolivian Government and accredited by the US accrediting agency SACS-CASI.

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