Head of School: Roger L. Russell EdD
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1
Average Class Size: 15
Accreditation: Cognia / AdvancED
Dorms: Boys and Girls
Gymnasium: basketball, badminton, dance, and table tennis
Outdoor track, basketball courts, Volleyball and soccer field.
I would like to extend a warm greeting and welcome to you on behalf of SPAS!
The SPAS mission is to provide a quality education that empowers students with life-long learning skills and prepares students for professional success in the global community by displaying content mastery, cultural literacy, critical thinking, communication skills, and personal & social responsibility.
I am beginning my first year at SPAS.
My doctoral research focused on transformation in U.S. university students due to their study abroad experiences. I have used insights gained from those investigations to help students prepare for English language universities abroad and have conducted research on their subsequent academic and social adjustment to university. I used my own high school students to help conduct research on the resilience of students in universities abroad during the global pandemic and high school experiences that helped them develop resilience.
I have been involved in these studies while serving as Independent Research Program Coordinator, Dean of Faculty, and Deputy Head of School for another international school and for its launch of an additional campus in a southern province.
I am thrilled to be a part of the learning community and look forward to continuing my own growth as I encourage the development of everyone else in it, faculty, staff, and students!
Dr. Roger L. Russell
The Vision is to be a community of life-long learners whose graduate and transfer students demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to succeed in the global community.
The Mission is to provide a quality education that empowers students with life-long learning skills and prepares students for professional success in the global community by displaying content mastery, cultural literacy, critical thinking, communication skills, and personal & social responsibility.
All students are members of a global community and can be lifelong learners. It is our responsibility to prepare students for success and provide a safe and secure learning environment.
SPAS provides a US curriculum, with over 40 courses offered, ranging from the introductory to AP level. Students also take courses in language, culture, history, and art.
For students needing more academic support, teachers hold daily office hours, there is a peer tutoring program, as well as a nightly study hall. All students participate in 2 activities or clubs of their choosing. Emphasis is given to the fine arts.
SPAS System has implemented district-wide standards in order to make a cohesive experience, quality of education, and for shared goals.
The four core subjects use:
Standards for electives are:
SPAS is proud to be a Cognia accredited school.
Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services to institutions and other education providers. As a global nonprofit working in over 80 countries, Cognia serves 36,000 institutions, nearly 25 million students, and five million educators every day https://www.cognia.org/