August 15, 2015
Welcome to the AST website, and a glimpse into the AST Community,
AST’s Mission is to enable students to be strong community and world leaders through relevant programs, guidance and a myriad of opportunities for learning. This complex and dynamic task encourages faculty to think beyond traditional studies, and to look into the current and future local and global societal trends and needs.
A 21st Century learner needs to be able to problem-solve, collaborate, and communicate clearly. Students need to be empowered to create new knowledge, to be able to accesss, analyze and present information in ways that are authentic and meaningful, and to receive feedback on their work – be it from a teacher, be it from the results of their efforts.
Grounded in the AERO and Common Core Standards, and reflecting the dynamic cultural traditions of Morocco, AST offers a unique educational opportunity for its students.
Due to the dynamic nature of the world today, AST is continuing to develop. However, despite changes in how we organize and move forward, the Mission has not, and will not, change. The AST Leadership, and Community, will remain true to the goal of equipping our students with the tools and knowledge to become successful, global citizens in a creative community environment. We will know we are successful when AST students and faculty inspire lives of character, leadership, and service for the city, the country, and the world.
I encourage you to come visit the campus and see what is happening at the school. You can then decide whether you want your children to join the AST student body, or if you as a professional individual would like to contribute to our community of learners. At AST, students, teachers, administrators, board and community members are all learning together how to create the best learning environment for students. We welcome your ideas and hope you will join us in this quest.
Sarah R. Putnam