Program of Studies
High School is a time to explore new areas and experiences. This is typically a time when students begin to see the development of talents or interests and skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. It is also the time to prepare for their next level of learning.
At AOSR, we know that each student is an individual with different needs, interests, and goals, and because of this, we offer a great variety of advanced courses for our students.
The courses and programs that students choose will determine their experiences and affect their ability to reach future goals. It is imperative that students decide, with the proper guidance and recommendations, on a course of study that is both challenging and enjoyable.
Each student’s course of studies will be reviewed and approved by both parents and the guidance counselor to ensure that the courses selected are appropriate and meet both personal and program criteria. Our faculty and staff are willing to help students by recommending courses, but careful initial selection of courses by students and parents is very important. While the minimum core graduation requirements must be met over the four years in high school, students have many opportunities to select elective courses in the areas of Computers, English, Fine Arts, World Languages, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Science, and Social Studies.
AP and IB Programs
High School students at the American Overseas School of Rome have the opportunity to challenge themselves further by taking accelerated programs in the subjects of their choosing. AOSR is in the unique position to offer our students two paths to choose from as they progress through a rigorous academic career. At AOSR we offer both Advanced Placement (AP) courses for grade 10-12 students as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program for grade 11-12 students.