The time has arrived for us to finally share with you a project which has filled our hearts with joy.


Happy Thanksgiving.


May this gratitude pervade in our day to day.


Dear ACS Families,


We are writing to invite those families experiencing financial hardship to apply for financial aid for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year. Our goal as we emerge from the COVID crisis is to renew our commitment to providing financial aid to our families most in need while ensuring the financial health of our school.


Families who wish to apply for financial aid for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year must complete a Financial Aid Application that consists of the following three 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.


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


  1. 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.


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


  1. Financial aid is only available to those families who are up-to-date with all payments to ACS as of November 15, 2021. If awarded, the family must keep up-to-date with all payments to ACS to continue to receive financial aid.

  2. 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.

  3. A family’s financial aid application will be immediately rejected if the family provides incomplete or false information.

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



The Financial Aid Application is due on Monday, November 15, 2021 and applicants will be notified if they receive financial aid by Friday, December 17, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office at businessoffice@acslp.org.


TUITION PAYMENTS

The accounting office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for parents to update their accounts. Please follow our safety protocols and all instructions provided by the security team.

2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR

The ACS Board recently approved the calendar of important dates for the 2021-2022 school year. Click here to see when the school year begins, planned vacations and other important dates.

THE COUGAR PARENT UNIVERSITY

In response to parent feedback we are happy to launch the Cougar Parent University. Click on the picture to the left to access the University which consists of a list of parent forums (also below), scholarly articles, webinars, our Virtual Library and additional resources aimed at equipping you with the information you need to effectively partner with the school in your child's learning journey.

CHILD SAFETY AND PROTECTION

SAFETY MEASURES AND CHILD PROTECTION

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)

We are happy to share the first Alumni Cougar Connect Newsletter!

ACS CALENDAR

COUGAR HUB

The superintendent's current message as well as an archive of previous messages can be found here. Messages from the 2020-2021 school year and before can be found in this archive.

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