Accreditation & Curriculum
What is Cognia?
Since March 2016, American School Fez has been accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.
Education at ASF is tri-lingual with instruction in English, Arabic, and French. The main elements of the curriculum are as follows:
English Language and Literature
ASF American High School Diploma Requirements
Graduates from ASF receive a U.S. high school diploma accredited by the NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the SACS Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, all under the umbrella of the Cognia accreditation agency.
- 4 credits of English (English I, II, III, IV)
- 3 credits (4 recommended) of Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus) 3 credits (4 recommended) of Science (Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- 3.5 credits of Social Studies (Geography, World History I, World History II, Ancient Civilizations, US History, US Government)
- 0.5 credits of Economics (one semester-long course)
- 3 credits of Language other than English (must be 3 levels of the same language) (French or Arabic) or 4 credits split between 2 years of Arabic and 2 years of French
- 1 credit of Physical Education (P.E. or Total Body Fitness)
- 0.5 credits of Speech (Communication Applications, Debate, Theater)
- 1.5 credits of Fine Arts (Visual Art, Dance, Music, Theater)
- 6 credits of Electives (any non-required courses completed during the 4 years of high school)
Every student must also accumulate a minimum of 35 total hours of community service hours during their 4 hours of high school.
ASF Review – Revise – Redo Policy
Updated: December 2022
Overview: All students at ASF have the right to Review – Revise – and Redo work for all classes with the goal of attaining mastery in their class subjects.
Philosophy: ASF knows that not all students master material in the same amount of time and with the same amount of attention. We want to encourage and reward students who take the time to revise or rework assignments that they did not master in order to better understand their lessons.
Procedure: Although ASF wants to encourage students to Review – Revise – Redo material that challenges them, the administration understands that teachers should not be expected to double their own workload to appease students. Thus, the following procedure shall be put in place to ensure that teachers and students get the most out of the RRR policy.
- RRR can only be done on assignments that are less than 2 weeks old. If a student does not request to redo work within a 2 week time period, then the opportunity is lost for that assignment.
- For writing assignments: Redone work can only earn a maximum of 20 points higher (or one complete letter grade) than the original grade.
For quizzes and tests: Redone work will suffer a “late fee” of -10%.
- For applicable subjects (Science, History, English), re-done tests can take the form of an essay that covers the same assessed material (to deter cheating from the corrected tests of peers).
- Students may only submit redone work once per assignment.
- Teachers are encouraged to require proof of review and revision before allowing a test or quiz redo. (This may be in the form of teacher-student tutoring, extra worksheets or reading and question assignments, etc.)
- Students are encouraged to schedule teacher one-on-one meetings to get individualized feedback and/or review material.