A+ World Academy

International (Swiss and Norwegian Headquarters). , Bern & Kristiansand 3007, Switzerland
Tel: 004791878623
  • A+ World Academy is a boarding school on a Ship.
  • Up to 60 students in grades 11 and 12 live and work the 90 year old Norwegian Tall Ship, Srlandet, while they take AP classes and travel the world.
  • This high school is tough, and that`s the point. A high school on a ship presents real-life political, social and environmental choices.
  • Students live close to one another and must learn to communicate and show consideration.
  • They will take part in watches and daily duties aboard and develop life skills such as time management, work-ethic and team work.
  • They overcome challenges on a daily basis that has shown to strengthen character and confidence.
  • The best part? They will have the opportunity to obtain a high school diploma with AP courses while exploring the world and developing essential life skills that they can benefit from the rest of their lives.

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
A+ World Academy
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades (Boarding)Grades 9-12, PG
School TypeCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominational
Year Founded2015

Student Body

Enrollment60 students
% International Students
95%
% Students Boarding
100%

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYes
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
Average Class Size12 students
Teacher : Student Ratio1:7
Number of AP Courses Offered10
ESL Courses OfferedNo
Summer Program OfferedNo

Finances

Endowment Sizen/a
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$60,000
(56,000 Euro)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
Merit Scholarships OfferedNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Director of AdmissionsBenjamin Grønvold
Associate Director of AdmissionsMaria Mora

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

Total Advanced Courses Offered10
CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, English Literature and Composition , Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Physics, Spanish, World History

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsRecreational Athletic Programs:
Up to you: Student organised

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • It's a academic, university preparatory high school on a Ship.
  • Students take AP courses, and go on to university after graduation.
  • Students live in a challenging maritime environment that fosters independence, communication, teamwork and leadership.
  • The school is new, but our history is old. Even though the school was established only in 2015, it evolved from a school that was established in the 80s, and the ship has been used for educational purposes since it was launched in 1927. In 2015 we combined these two elements to create a program that prepares students for university, the world and for leadership. We build our school on three pillars. A strong academic program.
  •  Classes that vary in size from 2 to 18 (usually below 15), and teachers that are ready to support our students around the clock. 
  • All of our 900 hours of instruction take place on board and most would recognize the form of instruction. They will have lectures, presentations, group work. 
  • In port, our time is different.  Half our time is spent on shore leave. Students will have the opportunity to explore the different ports in groups of four and feel for themselves the pulse of different cities.
  • At A+ the campus is the world`s oldest operating fully rigged tall ship. We sailed for 40 years without an engine, and even today we sail about 90% of the time. Operating a ship takes teamwork. Students need to work together to move the ship from one port to the other. Can you imagine the feeling of accomplishment having sailed around the world using by your own power and that of your friends? Can you imagine the excitement of the reward that a new port is having worked for it?
  • School accreditations: Stanstead College, Marie Victorin, MSA Candidate
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