USA International School - Transforming students into passionate, creative, and responsible citizens
1. Please mention about the school and its mission/vision and various infrastructural facilities.
United Standard Academy (USA) International School (USAIS) was founded by a group of Cambodian educators in 2001 in Battambang Province. USAIS opened its doors welcoming students in Phnom Penh for the first time in 2011.
Our Vision: USAIS aims to transform our students into passionate, creative, and responsible citizens that are empowered to actively engage in challenging and meaningful work in the world around them.
Our Mission: The mission of USAIS is to work in partnership with students, family, and community in order to unleash students’ full potential by giving them the tools to pursue their personal goals and to enrich their community.
Our Core Values: Respectful, Responsible, Resourceful (3Rs)
2. Kindly mention about the prominent personality of the school and his/her role in the development of the school.
The success of our school is attributed to the collective effort of our board of directors and the parents. Our board directors comprises of passionate individuals who believe in the power of the education, and more importantly they all believe that parents’ involvements is crucial to a child’s success in school. As a result, we have regular parent-teacher meeting in which parents are invited to school to discuss their child’s academic progress with the teachers. Besides this, we are open for constructive feedback from parents on a daily basis for the betterment of the quality of educational services provided.
3. Kindly describe about the various courses offered by the school and their salient features.
USA International School offer a bilingual program for students from pre-school to primary level. USAIS follows Cambodian National Curriculum and Cambridge International Curriculum for our pre-school and primary level program. We adopt a STEM-based curriculum of New Generation Schools, new reform inaugurated by the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport of Cambodia, for our secondary program. Our students are encouraged take part in academic and non-academic program within and outside the school such as Spelling Bees, Public Speaking Competition, Art Exhibition, Students Talent Shows, the National STEM Festival, and also exchange program with school partner abroad.
Our school motivate and develop the students’ interest towards education by enhancing the practical knowledge of the students because we believe that once the students can use the knowledge they have earned from school in a meaningful way, they will be more interested and motivated in education.
Our project-based instruction, assessments, and opportunities that we offer for our students to expose themselves to the real world such as public exhibition, study tours, outdoor activities, as well as exchange programs abroad ensure our goal of ensuring the knowledge taught at school is practical and relevant. Our student club also serves as a platform for our students to practice the knowledge and skills learned in the class come in the real world. Furthermore, we have our community exposure program in which guest speakers are invited to come to school to give lectures as well as demonstrations to our students on various practical topics.
This program gives students an opportunity to speak to experts from different fields. Last but not the least, our international exchange program enable our students to interact and connect with their peers from other cultural backgrounds, and at the same time to learn about new practical knowledge and skills such as; cross-cultural communities, conflict resolution skills, and so on. More importantly, this program opens a door for our students to showcase their own capacity and creative minds to the world.