Fez - A new American school has earned its U.S. accreditation in Morocco. The new education establishment is now officially open in the city of Fez.
Fez – A new American school has earned its U.S. accreditation in Morocco. The new education establishment is now officially open in the city of Fez.
The American institution, named “American School Fes – Amicitia”, is described as an international tri-lingual school. It is the sixth accredited American school that has opened in Moroccan territory.
“We offer an American-style education in an international environment, serving students from all over the world while honoring the beauty of the preserved ancient culture of Fes,” Amicitia’s website says welcoming its students.
“Our desire for opening ASF was that by working side by side with people from around the world with a common vision, we could create a world-class educational community,” according to the same source.
“American School Fes – Amicitia” is now officially recognized as part of a network consisting of five other American schools in operation across Morocco.
The six American schools in Morocco are located in Casablanca (two schools), Rabat, Tangier, Marrakech, and in Fez.
Amicitia completed its accreditation this fall with the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). NCA CASI is an accreditation division of AdvancED, according to the same source.
“AdvancED is the parent organization to half of the regional accrediting bodies in the U.S. Recognized as the world’s largest education community, serving more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in more than 70 countries that educate over 16 million students,” the site highlights.
The American institution was founded by Professor Michelle Hasbrouck, a graduate from Bethel University.
Professors teaching at American schools in Morocco come mostly from the United States, as well as Morocco, France, Canada and Mexico.
To maintain a high-level of academic instruction, teachers in Elementary, High School and Administrative Staff are graduates from prestigious institutions, such as Harvard University, New York University, Washington University, and Al Akhawayn University, among others.