As an American school in Morocco, our goal is to prepare “… multilingual, lifelong learners who pursue excellence, model integrity, and honor cultural diversity.” Our curriculum is designed to prepare students with the skills to successfully transition to an American university. They also are comparable to other nations’ standards, so with advanced language skills, students will have options to pursue study in Morocco and abroad.
Our students pursue coursework based upon rigorous external standards in English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. Additionally, students are taught French, Arabic, PE, Health, Visual Arts, Drama, Music, and Technology. This breadth of instruction is commonly understood to be “The American Model.”
During their high school career, the Class of 2019 will have completed a minimum of 27 credit hours. We follow a semester schedule, and 150 hours of instructional time constitutes one credit hour. Students enroll in 7.0 credits each year.
Students seeking more rigor may choose Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Currently we offer English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Biology, Calculus AB, Statistics, Chemistry, French Language and Culture, Comparative Government, Computer Science A, World History, U.S. History, and Psychology. Some courses are offered in alternate years.
George Washington Academy is an IB World School offering the Diploma Programme starting in 2020-2021. IB World Schools share a common philosophy: a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education, which we believe is important for our students.
Feel free to speak with us about which track would be the best program for your son or daughter. To learn more about IB, please check out http://www.ibo.org/benefits/benefits-for-students/ as well as this helpful information about the Diploma program, available in English and French. We have also created these IB at GWA MYTHBUSTERS to help you with your decision.
Capstone Research Project
All students complete an in-depth capstone research project during their senior year. Coursework includes instruction in conducting research, analyzing statistics, academic writing and source documentation. Under the guidance of an advisor, students produce and present a final paper on a topic of their choosing.
Grading and Ranking Procedures
End of year grades incorporate four quarter grades, a midterm, and a final exam. The cumulative weighted grade point average is calculated by averaging the point values on a 4.0 scale earned for all GWA courses taken in grades 9-12. AP Courses and Honors courses earn an additional grade point for grades above “C.” Transfer credits are not included in the cumulative GPA.