At Stamford American School - Hong Kong, our aim is for your child to achieve more than they believe they can both academically and as citizens of our increasingly globalized world. That is why we offer the best of both worlds - the challenging American Education Reaches Out (AERO) and Common Core Plus standards from age 5, culminating in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program in Grades 11 and 12. Graduating with either the IB Diploma or High School Diploma, or both, gives your child unparalleled choice and competitive advantage.
American Education Reaches Out (AERO) and Common Core Plus Standards
The AERO project is supported by the U.S. State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools and the Overseas Schools Advisory Council to assist schools overseas in developing and implementing American standards-based school curricula. AERO provides a framework for curriculum consistency from Pre-Primary (Kindergarten) to Grade 12. Find out more about AERO standards here.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP)
The IB Diploma Program is recognized by universities in 124 countries and is designed to be taken over two years (age 16-19). The DP includes six academic subjects and the central core which consists of the extended essay, theory of knowledge and CAS (creativity, action and service). Students study two modern languages, a humanities or social science subject, an experimental science, mathematics or computer science, and another subject including the arts. Find out more about the IB DP here.