Terry Davies, Head of School
Greetings from the deck of the Sorlandet,
Welcome to a most compelling boarding school; here, aboard the tall ship Sorlandet, 55 qualified students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade undertake a voyage of remarkable discovery as they and their teachers set course on a circumnavigation of the world.
Whether engaged in inter-tidal environmental studies in the Amazon delta, conducting anthropological studies on Easter Island, diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia or meeting with leading edge business and political figures in Hong Kong, Singapore or Shanghai, our students benefit from firsthand explorations of the planet while completing a rigorous course of study, suitable for university entrance anywhere in the world.
A+ World Academy is about new schools of thought. We are committed to a curriculum, to learning experiences and to teaching strategies that prepare students today for the world that they will live in tomorrow. A+ students get to take their classroom to the world.
The curriculum at A+ World. Academy is inspired by International Baccalaureate philosophy and students study demanding Advanced Placement curriculum. The A+ World Academy partners include governments, school boards, colleges and a number of independent schools from Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. The benefit to students is that they are assured of receiving a respected transcript and/or diploma from an authority with which they are familiar. Moreover, successful completion of Advanced Placement courses, in most cases, will provide advanced credit at university.
But A+ is not just about course work; the most successful young people that I have met in decades of school leadership are those who acquired and practiced critical inter-personal skills and who have developed a strong moral compass. Teamwork, responsibility, independence, respectful conduct, resourcefulness and good choices are hallmarks of an A+ education and they blossom as in a greenhouse aboard a sailing ship.
I invite you to visit with our Admissions Team and to inquire further into how and why A+ is the absolutely best choice for students who want to be ‘top of the list’, as people, as candidates for university and as prospective employees.
Head of School