American International School, Saigon

The American International School (AIS) in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, was formed in 2007 to provide American education in Vietnam.[1] As of 2009, it enrolled roughly 900 students in grades K-12, 90% of them are Vietnamese [2] Among the school's staff are five Vietnamese American .[1]

Curriculum

American International School uses English as the medium of instruction. It offers both International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and Advanced Placement program.[2]

Ownership and finances

Intellectual Resources Management Co., which owns the school, is also the owner of the Saigon Institute of Technology (SaigonTech).[2] AIS operates campuses in Bình Thạnh District, District 1 and District 10, with construction proceeding on a third VND1.5 trillion (US$90 million) campus in Nhà Bè District, Ho Chi Minh City. The campus was opened on August 2014 [2]

Accreditation

American International School, Saigon is accredited by the IBO to teach IBDP and seeking accreditations from the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As of 2015, AIS High School division is accredited by both CIS and WASC.

References

  1. "Vietnamese-American educator returns home to teach", Vietnamnet Bridge, 2008-03-02, archived from the original on 2009-02-10, retrieved 2010-04-12
  2. "Work to start on US$90 mil int'l school", Vietnamnet Bridge, 2009-07-08, archived from the original on 2009-07-19, retrieved 2010-04-12

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