ADVANTAGES FOR STUDENTS
KNOWLEDGE AND COMMAND OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
The American High School Diploma Dual program helps students to develop technological skills. A greater interest level and motivation, better learning autonomy, an interdisciplinary nature, digital and audio-visual literacy, development of information search and selection skills, or even a positive teacher-student communication are just some of the many advantages that this virtual learning program offers and which facilitate the students’ integration to this emerging world which is constantly changing and transforming. A world where the command of new technologies is vital.
The American High School Dual Diploma also tests the ability of students to work in different cultural environments. This cultural exchange begins the very first moment that students begin their course, write reports and communicate with their native teachers in English .
AHS Lounge – Social Clubs
As well as interaction with American teachers, American High School offers students the chance to participate in AHS Lounge, a social platform which, among other things, allows students to communicate with other students from all over the world, to read student blogs and to write their own and to join the many diverse interest clubs and groups:
This is certainly one the strong points of the program, giving it extra added value. It offers students the possibility to join student clubs and groups in which the students will be in contact with other participants from the same club with similar likes and interests (journalism, photography, music, gaming, cookery, getting ready for college…) in a safe environment which is accessible exclusively to American High School students and teachers. Some of these clubs are teacher led and have a weekly open house where all the members of the club can meet, share ideas and discuss projects. In this way, the program helps to develop the capacity for flexibility and adaptation to different ways of working, situations and environments, as well as developing strong aptitudes and qualities to decisively face the future in an enthusiastic and well prepared manner.
IMPROVEMENT OF ENGLISH LEVEL
It is undeniable that English is known in many parts of the world as the lingua franca of the global economy, in business, technology, science and aviation and its influence is greater than ever in the XXI century.
The Dual Diploma program promotes English learning. All subjects are taught in English and interactions between teachers and international students are established in English. This creates an extremely positive immersion environment to improve communicative skills, and increases motivation and confidence when using the language. This is an essential characteristic of any program seeking to achieve a high linguistic level.
REWARD FOR DETERMINATION
The learning of different materials and subjects which would not normally be accessible to students, together with a large capacity for work and a high English level, provides students with a wide range of academic possibilities. A high school student wishing to attend an American university will have advantages, when submitting their application, over students who have not shown this command of English and other academic achievements.