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School Profile

School Mission

AUPP High School-Foxcroft Academy (AUPP High School) is a private English language college preparatory institution in Cambodia, offering a high-quality American-style education that is grounded in the culture of Cambodia and Asia. The High School inspires socially responsible behavior, life-long learning, innovative thinking, and academic excellence, to ensure its graduates success in a changing post-modern world.

School History

AUPP High School was founded through a partnership between American University Phnom Penh and Foxcroft Academy (FA). FA was established as a private secondary school on January 30, 1823, becoming the first school to be chartered after Maine became a U.S state.

Expanding on FA’s history of educational leadership, AUPP High School-Foxcroft Academy was established in Phnom Penh as a private grade 9 through 12 college preparatory high school on November 02, 2020. Its curriculum, created in partnership with Foxcroft Academy and American University Phnom Penh, embraces a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) philosophy that focuses on combining disciplines designed, not only to prepare students for University, but also provide students with real-world 21st Century skills. All courses are taught in English by teachers from around the globe. This ensures, not only a variety of perspectives, but also an expansive pool of highly qualified teachers. AUPP HS promotes a western style education that provides students with multiple opportunities to express their understanding of a problem or issue.

School and Campus

Academic Requirements

The AUPP High School-Foxcroft Academy curriculum is standards-based and our grading system is proficiency-based. Each course includes between three and five content standards, and an Academic Initiative standard. All standards are graded and reported, and are used to determine an overall course grade. Course grades are recorded on the transcript each quarter. Course credit determination is based on the final quarterly grade. Course credit values are predominantly based on instructional time. AUPP provides tutors for those students determined in need of additional instruction.

Graduation Requirements

Unless noted otherwise, courses are year-long and College Preparatory.
*Sem = Semester long course
*AP = Advanced Placement
Total credits required for graduation: 24.5

Earned credit in the following mandatory courses:

Grading System

Individual standard grades indicate the degree to which the student demonstrates proficiency in that concept and/or skill area; letter grades representing proficiency levels range from C (basic) to A (superior), while all levels of unsatisfactory proficiency are reported as U. Course grades indicate the degree to which the student demonstrates proficiency across all course standards. Course grades ranging from C (low) to A (high) indicate the demonstration of at least basic ability in all standards and earning credit. Course grades of D and D- represent a U in one content standard and/or Academic Initiative and do not earn credit, nor does F, which indicates multiple unsatisfactory content standards.

*Weighted GPA applies to AP courses only

GPA and Student Rank

Course grades at graduation are weighted as indicated above. Note that Advanced Placement (AP) courses are weighted slightly more than College Preparatory (CP) courses. GPA is calculated at the end of each semester using the final quarterly course grade and the credit value of the course. Rank in class is determined at the end of each semester by rank-ordering students according to GPA. Eligibility for rank-based honors and awards requires the equivalent of four full-time semesters of enrollment at AUPP High School-Foxcroft Academy.

Curriculum

AUPP High School-Foxcroft Academy offers a challenging and comprehensive college preparatory curriculum emphasizing a STEAM philosophy and includes 34 College Preparatory and Advanced Placement level courses thus far. The school’s partnership with Foxcroft Academy (FA) and American University Phnom Penh has provided the resources and expertise required to create an exceptional educational environment, including access to the university’s library, athletic facilities, and a pool of teachers with advanced degrees.

The curriculum includes five cross-disciplinary standards, in service to our mission, identified as the underlying skills needed for post-secondary success: clear and effective communication; creative and practical problem solving; integrative and informed thinking, responsible and involved citizenship; self-directed and life-long learning.

All classes are heterogeneously mixed, and the levels of study are college preparatory (CP) and advanced placement (AP). All instruction is delivered in English.

All students are Cambodian and, therefore, speak Khmer fluently. The students are required to take two years of Chinese to graduate. All instruction is delivered in English.

Currently, AUPP High School offers a combination of Art History, Graphic Design, and Creative Art in a one-year-long course.

Students must perform a specific number of community service hours each year, totaling a minimum of 36 hours served during their four years at AUPPHS-FA.

Students must demonstrate that they have read at least one approved self-chosen book per year of their enrollment at Foxcroft Academy.

Students must curate a capstone project that showcases self-selected learning experiences and aligns them with the AUPP High School-Foxcroft Academy Mission Standards. An executive summary presentation of the capstone project is also required.

Student Activities

AUPPHS-FA encourages participation in extracurricular activities. Student Council is active in collaborating with American University Phnom Penh to make meaningful contributions to the Cambodian Children’s Fund. They are also active participants in developing school policy and planning student-centered events. AUPPHS-FA students were active at the 2022 Model ASEAN Conference and represented Cambodia at the 2022 World Robotics Olympiad (WRO) in Dortmund, Germany. In December 2022, AUPPHS students participated in their first Model UN Conference. In 2023, several AUPPHS-FA students took part in the World Scholar Cup preliminary and final rounds. Our students also participate in interest-specific clubs such as Art, Chess, Literature, Debate, Football, etc…