Mission/Beliefs

Description

The American School of Guatemala is an independent, non-profit, non-denominational, college preparatory institution that offers a rigorous academic program modeled after the best educational practices and methodologies of the United States of America. ASG is founded on the principles of a co-educational, bi-cultural (Guatemala-United States), bilingual (Spanish-English) program.  It serves the Guatemalan community and other families who value a holistic approach to education.  Respect for religious, political, social, and cultural  diversity is a fundamental part of the school’s identity.

ASG is fully accredited in the U.S. by the New England Association of Colleges and Schools  and is recognized by the Guatemalan Ministry of Education as a Laboratory School. As a member of the Del Valle Grupo Educativo, ASG  is actively committed to the development of education in Guatemala. 

Mission

The mission of the American School of Guatemala is to empower its students to achieve their full potential and to inspire them to lead meaningful lives as responsible members of a global society.

Fulfillment of ASG’s Mission

In fulfilling its mission, the School provides students with the opportunity to:

  1. Be actively engaged in, and responsible for, their own learning.

  2. Be prepared to continue their studies in universities in Guatemala, the United States, or other countries.

  3. Acquire the skills essential for fluency in speaking, reading, writing and communicating in both English and Spanish.

  4. Develop systems thinking, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills which will enable them to analyze, synthesize and apply information,

  5. Acquire competencies in the use of technology which will allow them to access resources and communicate in a useful and  
    responsible manner,

  6. Develop an appreciation of and love for reflective learning which will encourage them to become self-motivated, life-long learners.

  7. Strengthen positive character traits and ethical values in order to contribute actively and conscientiously to the local and global communities.

  8. Exhibit a sense of environmental awareness and responsibility.

  9. Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for cultural diversity.

  10. Enhance their creativity and talents through participation in a variety of curricular and extracurricular activities such as sports, music and visual/performing arts.

  11. Develop habits and attitudes conducive to physical and emotional well-being.

  12. Interact with highly qualified faculty who facilitate the process of constructing knowledge and achieving understanding within the context of a student centered learning environment.

Beliefs

We believe that:

Vision for the Future

Building upon its tradition of excellence, the American School of Guatemala will: