welcome to eis
It is my pleasure to welcome you to High School. Our school staff strives to provide a supportive learning environment for students where they can learn relevant competencies to succeed in today’s world, and to develop a keen sense of inquisitiveness about their environment, an appreciation for our culture and an understanding of others, and an ability to analyze challenging problems with a critical approach. Our High School Mission is to provide learning opportunities so that all students’ can develop their leadership skills in order to be respectful, balanched, responsible and caring human beings with social sensitivity and a love of learning. Using these as our guiding principles, we seek to form lifelong learners who will leave EIS with key competencies, understandings and character to become positive contributors to an ever-changing, interconnected world. High school years are the springboard to our students’ future. As our school mission states, we are here to prepare them with the necessary skills and values to succeed not only in college but most importantly, in society. Our teachers use research-based, best practices and analyze data to challenge each one of our students to grow. Along with academic learning, EIS’ administrators and teachers are here to help your child enrich themselves by connecting our academic curriculum with our co-curricular learning in order to provide learning opportunities outside of the traditional classroom setting. We offer EIS’ High School Bulldogs many opportunities to participate in academic clubs, community service organizations, leadership activities, athletics, university fairs and visits, school trips abroad and so much more. We offer other services through our Student Support Services Department including college counseling, academic support services, college placement testing and practice testing, as well as ongoing academic and emotional support. EIS boasts a growing Advanced Placement program in which over 20 AP courses are offered for students who wish to challenge themselves academically. We are confident that all of our Bulldogs can find a valuable learning opportunity that will inspire a sense of belonging and purpose in their pathway to their future. As your High School Principal, I am passionate about student learning and I am dedicated to continually improving our student outcomes and developing a culture of high expectations as well as taking care of the social and emotional aspects of your learning. Our school staff is committed to ensuring the best opportunities for all our students, by creating innovative and engaging programs that will enable them to maximize their learning. Remember, take advantage of all the opportunities EIS offers you. Make the best of your time in high school and keep a positive attitude. And, most of all, remember that once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog!.
Our high school mission is to provide learning opportunities so that all students' can develop their leadership skills in order to be respectful, balanced,responsible, and caring human beings with social sensitivity and a love of learning. Using these as our guiding principles, we seek to form lifelong learners who will leave EIS with key competencies, understandings, and characters to become positive contributors to an ever-changing, interconnected world.
As our school mission states, we are here to prepare our students with the necessary skills and values to succeed not only in college but, most importantly, in society. Our teachers use research-based best practices and analyze data to challenge each one of our students to grow. Along with academic learning, high school administrators and teachers encourage students to enrich themselves by connecting our academic curriculum with our co-curricular learning in order to provide learning opportunities outside of the traditional classroom setting.
In high school, we strive to develop a culture of high expectations while also taking care of the social and emotional aspects of learning. Our school faculty is committed to ensuring the best opportunities for all of our students by creating innovative and engaging programs that will enable them to maximize their learning. We believe that learning is a process that leads to a sustained and demonstrable consolidation or extension of conceptual understanding, competencies, and character. Subsequently, our instructional goals are:
Promote inquiry based learning through continued development of Learning Modules
Learning based on the 3Cs: competencies, concepts, and character.
Care for the Social Emotional aspect of each member of our community.
Our students are academically challenged to achieve their highest potential by taking Advanced Placement courses. High School offers a variety of AP classes and electives to provide valuable learning opportunities
AP Computer Science Principles
Introduces students to the field of computer science using the five Big Ideas: Creative Development, Algorithms & Programming, Computer Systems and Networks, and Impact of Computing. Students will use reflection and research to explore computing innovations and computing systems, including the internet, and their potential impacts on society and their own lives. Students will use dynamic learning to design, evaluate, and apply computer science effective solutions to solve real world problems through the development of algorithms and programs. Students will incorporate abstraction into programs and use data to discover new knowledge.
AP Computer Science A
Students will cultivate their solid understanding of coding through analyzing, writing, and testing code as they explore concepts like modularity, variables, and control structures.The logical object-oriented paradigm is used to problem solve using the Java programming language. Students read, interpret, and instantiate standard Java library classes from the AP Java subset. Using the Java programming language, students will explore data encapsulation, class and method constructs, standard programming, algorithms, programming methodology, and syntax structures.
AP Language & Composition
The AP Language and Composition course focuses solely on non-fiction texts, therefore, most of the work analyzed are speeches, letters, journals and other non-fiction texts. Students will focus on understanding the rhetorical choices an author/speaker makes in order to influence their audience and then using these rhetorical techniques in their own writing. Since it is an American course, many of the texts are American-centric and focus on social and/or political movements and as a result, the course requires a very high level of reading comprehension, critical thinking skills and academic writing skills. This course will help students understand not just what is said but why it is said in such a manner, which in turn helps improve critical thinking and analytical skills.
AP SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE | 11th
This class prepares students to increase literary appreciation and critical thinking through selected works from the various literary genres and movements. Each topic in the class is linked to the topics studied in AP Spanish Literature and Culture. The cultural legacy of artists and their impact on society are studied, and young people are prepared to learn about the great cultural events that have conditioned literary development worldwide.
AP SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE | 12th
The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course is designed to provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that of a college course of study in literature written in Spanish. This subject-based course introduces students to the formal study of a representative body of texts from Hispanic, Latin American, and American literature. The ultimate goal is for students to read critically, think deeply, and write analytically to demonstrate their understanding of the texts and to apply what they have learned from the required texts to others.
The AP Microeconomics course aims to introduce students to the fundamental understandings of economic concepts, resource management and economic decision making on an individual level. It also aims to connect microeconomic concepts like resource allocation, markets, and competition to real-world scenarios. This course also prepares the students to evaluate economic application and make informed decisions in this area.
The AP Biology course provides the students a deep foundation to understand and comprehend how Life functions from the smallest organism to the largest environment that exists. It prepares students to analyze, research and respond to the change of the paradigms of nature and how to react to them, viewed from a Human perspective.
AP English Literature & Composition
Learn how to understand and evaluate works of fiction, poetry, and drama from various periods and cultures. You’ll read literary works and write essays to explain and support your analysis of them.
AP Environmental Sciences
This AP Environmental Sciences course helps you understand how our planet functions, how humans affect ecosystems, how this affects our health, and how we can better protect both ecosystems AND our health. This course is not about recycling your plastic bottles, turning the lights off at home, and hugging trees. It’s about being at the forefront of the exciting movement to change the way the human world works, by redesigning businesses, products, homes, cities, food production, politics and even social structures to become more harmonious with nature. The course comprises elements of many subjects, mainly biology, geography, ecology, sociology, medicine, chemistry and engineering.
AP Physics I
AP Physics I is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore these topics: kinematics, dynamics, circular motion and gravitation, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, torque and rotational motion, electric charge and electric force, DC circuits, and mechanical waves and sound. College Course Equivalent AP Physics 1 is a full-year course that is the equivalent of a first-semester introductory college course in algebra-based physics. Students interested in studying any Science related career or Engineering are encouraged to enroll in this course.
AP Art & Design
Develop your 2-D skills through materials and processes such as photography, collage, printmaking, fashion illustration, collage, and others. You’ll create artwork that reflects your own ideas and skills and what you’ve learned.
Develop your skills in drawing as you experiment with different materials and processes. You’ll create artwork that reflects your own ideas and skills and what you’ve learned.
An introductory college-level psychology course. Students study how physical and social changes over humans' lifespans can influence behavior and mental processes from a variety of perspectives. You will explore concepts like the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology.
AP Precalculus centers on functions modeling dynamic phenomena. This is designed to better prepare students for college-level calculus and provide grounding for other mathematics and science courses. In this course, students study a broad spectrum of function types that are foundational for careers in mathematics, physics, biology, health science, social science, and data science. Furthermore, as AP Precalculus may be the last mathematics course of a student’s secondary education, the course is structured to provide a coherent capstone experience.
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus AB is an introductory college-level course in calculus that explores the concepts and applications of differential and integral calculus. This course covers topics including limits and continuity, higher-order derivatives, curve sketching, differentials, definite and indefinite integrals (areas and volumes), and applications of derivatives and integrals. Consistent with the philosophy of AP Courses, concepts are expressed and analyzed geometrically, analytically, numerically and verbally.
AP Macroeconomics is an introductory college-level macroeconomics course. Students cultivate their understanding of the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole by using principles and models to describe economic situations and predict and explain outcomes with graphs, charts, and data. More specifically, students learn why and how the world economy can change, how to identify trends in our economy, and how to use those trends to develop performance measures and predictors of economic growth or decline. They'll also examine how individuals, institutions, and influences affect people, and how those factors can impact everyone's life through employment rates, government spending, inflation, taxes, and production.
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography is an introductory college-level human geography course. Students cultivate their understanding of human geography through data and geographic analyses as they explore topics like patterns and spatial organization, human impacts and interactions with their environment, and spatial processes and societal changes.
AP U.S. History
AP U.S. History is an introductory college-level U.S. history course. Students cultivate their understanding of U.S. history from c. 1491 CE to the present through analyzing historical sources and learning to make connections and craft historical arguments as they explore concepts like American and national identity; work, exchange, and technology; geography and the environment; migration and settlement; politics and power; America in the world; American and regional culture; and social structures.
AP Seminar is an interdisciplinary course that encourages students to demonstrate critical thinking, collaboration, and academic research skills on topics of the student's choosing. During the course, students must write a 1,200 word essay linked to a topic chosen by their group, then they must present their research as a team. Following that, students need to complete an additional 2,000 word research paper and corresponding individual presentation. At the end of this course there is a written exam.
Students build on what they learned in AP Seminar to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, or issue of individual interest. Through this exploration, they will design, plan, and conduct a year-long research based investigation to address a research question. Their investigation culminates with a 5,000 word research paper and a twenty minute presentation in front of a panel of three teachers. There is no exam for this course.
AP Comparative Government & Politics
The course provides students with a thorough understanding of how governments work and how each specific governing style affects the lives of individuals living in those countries and how those countries interact with the rest of the world. Students learn about political ideologies, regime types, electoral systems, and state strength ratings and how these concepts determine the fate of human societies. Specifically, the course achieves these goals by focusing on the analysis and comparison of six model countries: United Kingdom, Russia, China, Mexico, Nigeria, and Iran. This course is recommended for students planning to pursue a career in politics, business, journalism, or law.
AP World History
This course provides students with knowledge about significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from the year 1200 c.e. to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources, developing historical arguments, making historical connections, and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course provides six themes that the student explores throughout the course in order to make connections between historical developments in different times and places: humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation.
AP Music Theory
This course mirrors an introductory college music theory course, with the goal of helping students become sophisticated music listeners, performers, and composers. The function of music theory is to discover the why and how of music, both notated and performed. It is a deep dive into the elements of music: melody, harmony, form, texture, etc. in order to fully understand and produce the processes of notated music, particularly Western art music. Application of these concepts will be done through aural analysis (listening), score analysis of music from all eras of history (Bach to Billie Eilish), sight-singing (yes - we will improve our singing technique too!), dictation (copying down a melody by ear), and composition (creating your own pieces of music).
The AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced coursework in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore content such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium. The course content is spiraled with the 4 Big Ideas, and student work all focuses on the 6 Science Practices.
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Students will understand the unique role that carbon plays in chemistry. They will compare the properties of organic and inorganic compounds and recognize the basic functional groups of organic chemistry.
In this class, students will explore various options that are focused on student well-being as well as creating habits that are intended to enforce a lifetime of healthy living. Topics that will be covered include mental health and stress, exercise options for all ages and abilities, dietary plans, the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, and warning signs to help detect problemsfor oneself and for others.
This is a course designed to provide high school students with an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning experience that integrates the core subjects of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. This course will equip students with the skills, knowledge, and mindset necessary to solve real-world problems and develop innovative solutions.
In this class students will do activities that will include, observing the life in our own pond and see how it evolves and taking care of it. Watching videos of different aquatic animals doing things you never imagined they could do. Researching inventions that will help clean the oceans. Building a mural representing an ocean and its different depths. We will also learn of threats to aquatic animals and how they are harmed because of different kinds of pollution. Projects and activities to be aware of how important sea life is to humans and the world as a whole. A field trip to Tela to see local marine organisms and corals in an aquarium.
Students will be challenged with this class to express their feelings, read and understand higher levels of expressing their thoughts and emotions in a foreign language.
Personal Finance is a course designed to help students understand the impact of individual choices on occupational goals and future earnings potential. Topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing.
Students will learn everything from what supplies you need for getting started to reading recipes and planning meals. Students will be provided with a basic understanding of what it means to be in the kitchen and sources for additional information to foster a lifetime of culinary growth!
Students are introduced to different types and styles of writing. We will read and write poetry, fictional stories, personal narratives, screenplays, and much more. You will study the basic principles of a story and techniques to engage readers. You’ll learn literary devices and apply them in order to express yourselves and develop your own style through your own writing.
The Marketing Fundamentals course is an introductory course to Marketing Management. This will help students who in an early future will be studying careers of Business Administration, Marketing and Management in the Universities of their Choice. Students will learn how products are marketed and the process involved.
National Honor Society (NHS)
" The NHS (National Honor Society) is a prestigious student organization that recognizes and promotes academic achievement, leadership skills, character, and community service. The NHS student group at your school is likely made up of high school students who have been selected for membership based on their outstanding academic record, demonstrated leadership ability, and involvement in community service activities. The NHS members may participate in a variety of activities and events throughout the school year, such as volunteering at local community organizations, organizing school-wide service projects, and coordinating fundraising efforts for charitable causes."
Student Council (STUCO)
The purpose of the Student Council is to provide support, service and help to all high school EIS community, improve school spirit and be a support to the High School Admnistration and to overall school needs.
The Knowkedge Bowl club promotes academic excellence and friendly competition among students. The club typically focuses on challenging students to showcase their knowledge across a variety of subjects, including science, history, literature, and math.
Get students engaged in soving mathematical problems and to compete in national and international tournaments
Model United Nations (MUN)
The MUN club simulates the work of the United Nations, providing a platform for students to learn about diplomacy, international relations, and global issues. The MUN Club is likely open to students who are interested in exploring the world's most pressing challenges and seeking solutions to global problems.
Model of Organization of American States (MOAS)
Through this program, students gain a deeper understanding of diplomacy, international relations, and regional cooperation in the Americas. They engage in debates, negotiate resolutions, and develop diplomatic skills while addressing real-world issues affecting the region.
Trabajo Educativo Social (TES)
Through this program, students develop an understanding of social issues and learn the importance of empathy, compassion, and active citizenship. They participate in various educational and outreach initiatives, collaborating with local organizations and communities to make a positive impact.
The club organizes actitivities to raise awareness and raise momey to fund more surgeries for children with cleft palate.
Environmental and Humanities
Students develop an understanding of environmental issues, sustainability, and the interconnectedness of human societies and the natural world. They engage in hands-on activities, research projects, and discussions that explore the ethical, cultural, and social aspects of environmental challenges.
A platform for students to engage in the intellectually stimulating game of chess. Led by experienced chess players and coaches, the club offers opportunities for students to learn and improve their chess skills through practice, friendly matches, and tournaments. Members of the club develop critical thinking, strategic planning, and concentration abilities while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow chess enthusiasts.
Robotics is a club that works towards building Robotics skills necessary for competing. Here, students learn how to, construct programmable robots using motors, sensors, wheels, and axles, etc. Test and design revision to improve robot performance and solve problems. Gain practical, hands-on experience using mathematical concepts. Apply critical thinking skills to code and debug computational language.
Artificial Intelligence Club
Is a platform for students to explore and delve into the fascinating field of artificial intelligence. Led by knowledgeable mentors, the club provides opportunities for students to learn about AI concepts, algorithms, and applications through workshops, projects, and discussions.
Students Teaching Students (STS)
To serve the EIS community through tutoring services offered by NHS members to EIS students.
Voces de Esperanza
Collect funds with the help of the EIS community, which will be used for our biggest annual activity: “Canastas de Esperanza”. We turn to your generosity to bring hope and prosperity to the Honduran community, helping those in need.
The Charity Club is a student organization that aims to make a positive impact on the community by raising awareness and funds for various charitable causes. The Charity Club may be involved in a variety of activities and events throughout the school year, such as organizing fundraisers, participating in charity walks or runs, and volunteering at local organizations that support those in need.Through their involvement in the Charity Club, students may develop their leadership skills, organizational skills, and teamwork abilities while making a positive impact on the world around them. The club provides a platform for students to give back to their community, learn about the power of collective action, and make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate.
Club de Actores Jóvenes
Provides a creative outlet for students interested in exploring the world of acting and performing arts. Led by experienced instructors, the program offers opportunities for students to develop their acting skills through workshops, rehearsals, and performances. Participants learn techniques in improvisation, character development, stage presence, and storytelling.
Khulture is a club about learning different traditions, customs, places, geography and culture of a country. Every month we have different countries with various guests that share their opinion on their own country. We do activities to promote awareness and understand better the diverse world we live in.
Food Supplies for children with nutrition issues
Focuses on developing students' public speaking and communication skills.
With the funds that are raised help children with cancer and their families through the foundation "Fundacion de ninos con cancer".
Craft a Heart
Craft a Heart is a student-led organization that aims to make a positive impact on the community by creating care packages and kits for those in need. The club is likely open to students of all backgrounds and interests who are passionate about giving back to their community and helping those who are less fortunate.
The Students Voice program at Escuela Internacional Sampedrana provides a platform for students to express their opinions, concerns, and ideas regarding various aspects of school life. Led by student representatives, the program aims to amplify student voices and promote active participation in decision-making processes. Through regular meetings, surveys, and open discussions, students collaborate with faculty and administration to address issues, propose initiatives, and contribute to school improvement. The Students Voice program empowers students to have a direct impact on their educational experience and fosters a sense of ownership and responsibility within the school community.
Student Social Network Organization
The Student Social Network Organization at Escuela Internacional Sampedrana is a group of students dedicated to creating and sharing content that promotes and communicates school events and information. Through various digital platforms, they generate engaging content such as videos, posts, and graphics to inform and involve the student body.
American Sign Language
The American Sign Language (ASL) Club is a student organization that provides a platform for students to learn and practice ASL, a visual language used by the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The ASL Club is likely open to students of all levels, from beginners to those with advanced skills, and may also be open to faculty and staff who are interested in learning ASL.
Global Issues Network (GIN)
The Global Issues Network (GIN) Club is a student-led organization that aims to raise awareness about global issues and inspire action to make positive change. The GIN Club is likely open to students who are interested in exploring the world's most pressing challenges, from poverty and inequality to climate change and human rights. Members of the GIN Club may organize a variety of events and activities throughout the school year, such as guest speakers, workshops, and service projects that address specific global issues. The club may also participate in regional and international conferences and collaborate with other GIN clubs around the world to exchange ideas and promote global understanding.
BEO Masters (Entrepreneurship)
The purpose of the group is to prepare students of the high school level to compete internationally (England). They have to be prpepared in Business, marketing and entreperneurship content- to Pitch a product or service to investors.
The marching band combines music, precision movements, and visual elements for an exhilarating experience. Students learn to play instruments while marching and performing synchronized routines, developing musicality and teamwork skills. Led by dedicated instructors, the band showcases their talents at school events, parades, and competitions, creating a memorable and spirited atmosphere.
Song Writing Club
The songwriting club is a creative platform for students to explore their musical talents and express themselves through original compositions, fostering individuality and self-expression.
The cheerleader program promotes teamwork, school spirit, and fitness through choreographed routines and energetic performances at school events and athletic competitions.
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