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Programs

Diploma Program (DP)

The DP is recognized by leading universities across the globe.
Diploma students: Come to possess a wide breadth and depth of knowledge; Demonstrate marked development in their physical, intellectual, emotional, and ethical areas; Study at least two languages; Excel in traditional academic subjects; Explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course.

Career-Related Program (CP)

The CP helps students prepare for effective participation in life, fostering attitudes and habits of mind that allow them to become life-long learners and to develop their capacity and will to make a positive difference. Students have the opportunity to take university courses as well as participate in internships or enter the working world.

Honors Program

The Honors Program was developed by the American School and integrates Diploma Program and Advanced Placement courses. Please contact the High School main office for additional information.




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Student Groups

These groups provide students with the opportunity to participate in personal or academic areas of interest. All Student Associations are facilitated by a teacher advisor, who guides, supports and supervises student members.

This association aims to encourage participation in athletic activities, a spirit of good sportsmanship, and the development of physical coordination skills and healthy lifestyles.
Winning is a legitimate wish that will be achieved in a respectful manner and in keeping with the spirit of good sportsmanship.
This association aims to raise awareness about environmental issues, the sustainable use of natural resources, and the importance of renewable energy sources. Students design projects and carry out eco-friendly activities that benefit the entire school community and are in keeping with the “think globally, act locally” mindset.
This association aims to encourage High School students to explore, develop, and share their talents with the American School community.
This group is composed of homeroom representatives and an executive student board. Their main objective is to encourage a sense of integration among School community members through activities such as social gatherings, cultural activities, athletic events, and social welfare projects.
This group embodies leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit and carries out activities aimed at turning classmates’ innovative ideas into reality.
This association offers students an opportunity to learn more about topics related to the field of medicine and a possible future in this area. Students learn about the benefits and challenges of the health profession through a series of talks, hands on experiences, and institutional visits.
This association offers students a space, such as Poetry Slam, where they can freely and safely express their ideas. Students are expected to establish local and global lines of communication thereby leading to a deeper interpersonal connection.
This group of students is selected according to their merits and interests in global affairs. Its objectives include creating a sense of international mindedness and an understanding of one’s place on the global stage, promoting positive alternatives for conflict resolution, and learning to value the role and purpose of the United Nations in terms of preserving peace and protecting human rights.
The High Command organizes and carries out activities such as International Week and United Nations mock sessions.
The Puebla American School’s Model United Nations (PASMUN) was created more than 35 years ago and has been recognized internationally. PASMUN members are invited to national as well as international Model United Nations events at UCLA, Stanford, Boston, Chicago and Toronto.
The Honor Society includes students with the High School’s highest grade point averages. In addition to grade performance, members are expected to uphold the Society’s four pillars: academic excellence, community service, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
Honor Society members are able to obtain scholarships or have special admissions considerations at many national and international universities. As such, members are expected to be models of academic excellence, discipline, honesty, fairness, respect, and solidarity for their peers.
This association aims to know more about and promote the importance of science in people’s daily lives through activities that are of interest for the entire community, pique people’s curiosity and put scientific methods into practice.
SOUTH stands for Sexual Orientation and Gender Equality Team. The objective of this association is to raise awareness among school community members about the diversity of individual and gender expressions that humans possess as well as cultivate our renowned culture of respect.
This association offers students the opportunity to express their ingenuity and creativity as well as use technological means to help others. Members learn about advances in the fields of technology and video games, take part in workshops in which they learn how to use technology and video games, and develop into examples of responsible digital citizenship. This association is also for those aspiring filmmakers who wish to learn more about or expand their knowledge of the cinematic creation process.
This association aims to raise awareness and encourage the participation of school community members in a number of projects aimed at facing and providing solutions for current social issues.
Curricular Program
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Upon completing High School, our students:

Can study in the best national and international universities and are ready to compete on an international level;
Demonstrate university- and professional-level English and Spanish skills and fluency;
Obtain high TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), CENEVAL, and SAT scores;
Exemplify what it means to be globally minded citizens;
Possess knowledge in both the humanities and sciences;
Demonstrate a deep commitment to the world around them and are creative thinkers who design innovative solutions to current challenges;
Exhibit self-confidence and reflect their knowledge, experiences, and values through their thoughts, words, and actions;

Universities

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UDLAP

  • Direct admission with a GPA of 7.5
  • Academic Scholarship of 25% for American School graduates with a 7.5 GPA.
  • The Academic Excellence Scholarship is a full scholarship for the student who is at the top of their graduating class and has been nominated by the High School Principal.
  • Other benefits: Interest-free deferred payments and no work study.
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UPAEP

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship is a full scholarship for students with a 9.7 GPA.
  • Scholarship contest ranges from 50% - 80%, requires a 9.2 GPA as well as taking of the admissions exam.
  • Direct admission with an 8.0 GPA and 8.5 GPA for those majoring in medicine.
  • Financial aid is available for those students with an 8.5 GPA who have completed a socioeconomic study.
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Universidad Panamericana

  • Direct admission for students with an 8.5 GPA Academic Excellence Scholarships range from 10% - 40% for students with a 9.0 GPA. Students are nominated by the High School Principal.
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IBERO

  • Direct admission with a GPA of 8.5
  • Academic Merit Scholarship of 50% for students with a 9.0 GPA and who have completed a socioeconomic study.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship is a 90% scholarship for the student who is at the top of their graduating class and has a minimum 9.5 GPA.
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Escuela Libre de Derecho

  • Direct admission with an 8.0 GPA.
  • 25% scholarship is awarded to students with an 8.5 GPA and is only valid for their first year of university studies.
  • 50% scholarship is awarded to students with a 9.0 GPA and is only valid for their first year of university studies.
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Universidad Anáhuac

  • Top Student Scholarship ranges from 10% - 80% for students with a 9.0 GPA. Students are nominated by the High School Principal.
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ITAM

  • Direct admission with an 8.5 GPA.
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Universidad de Monterrey

  • Upon receiving an IB Diploma, the university can accredit some university level classes.
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Universidad Madero

  • 50% discount applied again the cost of the admissions exam.
  • 50% scholarship for students with a 9.0 - 9.5 GPA.
  • 75% scholarship for students with a 9.6 -10.0 GPA.
  • Engineering scholarships of 50% for those with a 9.0 GPA.
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Instituto Suizo de Gastronomía

  • Direct admission with a passing GPA.
  • A 25% scholarship is awarded to 2 students with an 8.5 GPA.
  • An Excellence Scholarship of 50% is awarded to students with a 9.0 GPA.
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INQUBA

  • Direct admission with an 8.0 GPA.
  • Business scholarship ranges from 20% - 60% for students with an 8.5 GPA, and depends on the results of their Entrepreneurial Talent Test.
  • Business scholarship of 50% for students with a 9.0 GPA.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship of 75% for students with a 9.5 GPA.
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Central Michigan University

  • U.S. students: $385 per credit
  • International students $789 per credit. Tuition reduction rate for the partner schools: $578 per credit.

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