Frequently Asked Questions


AUPPHS-FA is an American standard high school for grades 7-12 that offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum in English and emphasizes the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) philosophy. In addition to this, there are 24 honors-level courses offered.

With recognition from the College Board, AUPPHS-FA would like to introduce Advanced Placement (AP) courses into our curriculum starting from the academic year 2022-2023. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are recognized worldwide for their academic rigor and those who successfully complete AP courses are more likely to be accepted into the university of their choice.

Yes, AUPPHS-FA is now open for students who are interested in studying Grades 7 and 8. See Specifics regarding Grades 7 and 8 here.

AUPPHS-FA delivers a College Preparatory level (CP) and Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum that include Mathematics (Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-calculus, and AP calculus), Sciences (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry), English and Social Studies (History, Economics, etc..). We require two years of a World Language (Chinese), two years of Health and Physical Education, and one year of Art. Seniors are also required to complete a Capstone project.

We also require credits in STEAM classes. TEAM courses offered in the 2022-2023 academic year include Civil Engineering CP (Grade 9), Robotics CP (Grade 10), Food Science and Technology CP (Grade 11), and Form and Space Exploration CP (Grade 12).

AUPPHS-FA only offers classes in English, but we also offer Khmer literature as an elective course starting from the academic year 2022-2023.

AUPP HS-FA teachers are outstanding expatriates and local professionals with bachelor’s and advanced degrees from universities around the world. We also have subject specialists, notable in STEAM, who is also lecturing at the university degree level. All faculty members have been trained to provide interactive learning environments that engage students in their learning, ensuring it remains meaningful for them.

All students enrolled in AUPPHS-FA are required to complete the following:

  • Earn a minimum of 24.5 credits to graduate.
  • Participate in community service.
  • Complete Library Reading.
  • Complete a Capstone Project.

For more information about our graduation requirements, please check here.

Students who graduate from AUPPHS-FA receive two diplomas:

  • A diploma issued by AUPPHS-FA which is equivalent to the national BAC II diploma and recognized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
  • A diploma issued by AUPPHS-FA in partnership with Foxcroft Academy which is equivalent to a U.S. diploma.

Upon graduation from AUPPHS-FA, you can gain admission to any local university in Cambodia. You will also gain automatic admission to the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP). AUPPHS-FA’s affiliation with Foxcroft Academy also provides the opportunity for students to study abroad and pursue their education in the United States or other countries where the Foxcroft Academy diploma is recognized.

Admission and Application

Before enrollment, the students must have the following documents:

  • An application form.
  • One copy of their birth certificate/passport/national ID.
  • One copy of their family book/parents’ IDs.
  • One copy of previous school report cards/official transcripts.
  • Two 4 x 6 cm-colored photographs to the enrollment form.

Before enrolling, an interview and English Placement Test are required for all students, unless their IELTS/TOEFL scores meet the criteria. The English Placement Test is necessary to gauge students’ abilities in listening, reading, speaking, and writing in English which is crucial to their success at AUPPHS-FA.

Students are exempt from the English Placement Test if their TOEFL/IELTS scores match the following:

  • 9th grade must have a minimum TOEFL score of 55+ / IELTS 3.0+
  • 10th grade must have a minimum TOEFL score of 63+ / IELTS 4.0+
  • 11th-grade students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 74+ / IELTS 5.0+
  • 12th grade must demonstrate excellent academic performance and a minimum TOEFL score of 85+ / IELTS 6.0+

All applicants are recommended to book their appointment for the interview and English Placement Test during working hours with our Admission Officer before coming to the campus.

If the student transfers in the middle of the school year, they need to present their official transcripts from their previous school. AUPPHS-FA will evaluate those reports to determine if the student should transfer during the year or wait until the next school year. If a transfer student is missing credits required by AUPPHS-FA, we will let them know.

Tuition and Other Fees

For details on AUPPHS-FA tuition and other fees, please click here.

Students have three options when paying for tuition:

  • Pay the full amount annually.
  • Use a semesterly payment plan.
  • Use a quarterly payment plan.

Students will need to cover the following fees:

  • A one-time, non-refundable application fee
  • A one-time, non-refundable testing fee for AUPPHS-FA’s English Placement Test
  • An annual, non-refundable registration fee
  • An annual special activities fee for educational activities organized by AUPPHS-FA (ex. field trips)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Exam fee of $172 per course to be paid at the start of the academic year (only for Grade 11 and Grade 12)

Please note that students who have the required IELTS or TOEFL iBT scores are exempt from the English Placement Test. Thus, they do not need to make payment for the testing fee. Parking fees will only affect those who plan to bring their vehicles onto campus.

AUPPHS-FA offers a sibling discount where the second child is given a 10% discount while subsequent siblings are discounted at 20%. This discount is only available for siblings enrolled in AUPP or AUPPHS-FA and applies solely to tuition fees.

Campus Life

Schedules vary, but classes always begin at 8 AM and typically extend to 3:30 PM. There are instances when students may have a 3:30-4:30 class. There are breaks scheduled within the school day (a 30-minute morning break and a 1-hour lunch break). There are also after-school activities that students are involved with at different times throughout the year.

No, AUPP High School-FA currently does not provide transportation for students.

Yes, we have a nice clean canteen inside the campus.

Students can bring any school-issued devices home after paying their device fee. However, it is important for students to take good care of these devices since they are expected to use them until their graduation.