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Dear ACS Families,


We are writing to invite those families experiencing financial hardship to apply for financial aid for the 2022-2023 academic year. Our goal is to provide financial aid to our families with the most pressing temporary need while ensuring the financial health of our school.


Families who wish to apply for financial aid for the 2022-2023 academic year must complete a Financial Aid Application that consists of the following four requirements:


  1. Application Letter: Explain (1) the family’s need for financial aid; (2) how the family’s spending on education has been made a priority over other spending, e.g cutting back on discretionary spending; (3) the family’s history and involvement in the ACS community, e.g. volunteering; and (4) any special circumstances that the family would like the financial aid committee to know

  2. Financial Questionnaire: Report basic financial and family information.

  3. Supporting Documentation: Upload documents that substantiate the family’s financial information, with emphasis placed on the family’s income (from all sources) and educational spending. Additional documents to substantiate the application may be requested at a later date.

  4. Authorization to verify information: ACS also requires applicants to consent to an agreement authorizing ACS to obtain information from a credit bureau.

Additionally, we would like to highlight the following important items for families who are considering applying for financial aid:


The following types of applications will be disqualified:

  • Late applications

  • Applications not submitted through the specified channel

  • Clearly incomplete applications

  • Applications containing any false statement

  • Applications from families with any unpaid obligations to ACS as of the application due date


In addition, a family’s children must be in good standing and show a commitment to ACS through community service and/or extracurriculars to receive financial aid. If awarded, the family’s children must remain in good standing to continue to receive financial aid.


The Board of Trustees will determine the total amount available for distribution as financial aid that is in line with ensuring the financial wellbeing and future of the school.


The Financial Aid Application is due on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at midnight, and applicants will be notified if they receive financial aid by Tuesday, May 31, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office at businessoffice@acslp.org.


Link to Financial Aid Application 2022-2023

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Estimadas familias de ACS,



Les escribimos para invitar a aquellas familias que estén pasando por dificultades económicas a solicitar ayuda financiera para la gestión 2022-2023. Nuestro objetivo es proporcionar ayuda financiera a nuestras familias con la necesidad temporal más apremiante y al mismo tiempo asegurar la salud financiera de nuestra escuela.


Las familias que deseen solicitar ayuda financiera para el año académico 2022-2023 deben completar una solicitud de ayuda financiera que consta de los siguientes cuatro requisitos:


  1. Carta de solicitud: Explicar (1) la necesidad de ayuda financiera de la familia; (2) cómo se ha priorizado el gasto de la familia en la educación sobre otros gastos, por ejemplo, reduciendo los gastos discrecionales; (3) la historia de la familia y su participación en la comunidad de ACS, por ejemplo, el voluntariado; y (4) cualquier circunstancia especial que la familia quiera que el comité de ayuda financiera conozca

  2. Cuestionario financiero: Informar sobre la información financiera y familiar básica.

  3. Documentación de apoyo: Suba los documentos que justifiquen la información financiera de la familia, haciendo hincapié en los ingresos de la familia (de todas las fuentes) y el gasto educativo. Es posible que se pidan documentos adicionales para justificar la solicitud en una fecha posterior.

  4. Autorización para verificar la información: ACS también requiere que los solicitantes den su consentimiento a un acuerdo que autoriza a ACS a obtener información de una buró de crédito.


Además, nos gustaría destacar los siguientes puntos importantes para las familias que están considerando solicitar ayuda financiera:


Los siguientes tipos de solicitudes serán descalificados:


  • Solicitudes tardías

  • Solicitudes que no se presenten a través del canal especificado

  • Solicitudes incompletas

  • Solicitudes que contengan cualquier declaración falsa

  • Solicitudes de familias que tengan alguna obligación impagada con ACS en la fecha de vencimiento de la solicitud


Además, los hijos de una familia deben mostrar un compromiso con ACS a través de servicio comunitario y/o las actividades extracurriculares para recibir la ayuda financiera. Si se les concede, los hijos de la familia deben permanecer en buen estado para seguir recibiendo la ayuda financiera.


El Consejo de Administración determinará la cantidad total disponible para la distribución de la ayuda financiera que esté en línea con la garantía del bienestar financiero y el futuro de la escuela.


La solicitud de ayuda financiera vence el miércoles 18 de mayo de 2022 a medianoche y los solicitantes serán notificados si reciben ayuda financiera hasta el martes 31 de mayo de 2022. Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con la Oficina de Negocios en businessoffice@acslp.org.


Vínculo para Aplicación de Ayuda Financiera 2022-2023


2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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In partnership with and support from the US State Department we have purchased equipment and are upgrading our health facilities to reflect international school safety standards specific to CoVid-19 safety protocols. ACS will adhere to and likely exceed standards provided by Bolivian and US Government authorities as they pertain to the safe physical reopening of schools.

Child protection and safety is a top priority. The school is in strict compliance with Bolivian Law and follows International best practices to ensure child safety including cyber security and teaching students how to use technology responsibly in virtual learning environments

2020-2021 ACS Child Protection Policy (linked here)

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