SOUTH PACIFIC ACADEMY
Building Partnerships for Excellence in Education
Supporting Education & Innovation in Every Student
K – 12 Academy in American Samoa
Our K3-K4 program concentrates on the development of conceptual skills and emphasizes social and emotional development, motor skills, personal hygiene, self-help and life skills. The kindergarten program advances the skills and concepts introduced in K3 and K4 and introduces students to core subject areas to be mastered in elementary grades. Instruction emphasizes the development of critical and evaluative thinking.
Students in grades 1 – 4 continue working in self-contained classrooms in the areas of language arts, math, science and social studies. Resource teachers are available for instruction in visual arts, dance, physical education and technology.
The Junior Academy students will receive instruction from a variety of teachers experienced in a particular subject area. Students are assigned a homeroom class and will expand their schedules to include a wider variety of instructors and courses. Grade 8 students are gradually introduced to the High School Teachers for their Core Academic Classes. In addition to core subject areas, Junior Academy students continue their studies in technology, physical education, art, dance and/or music.
The high school curriculum emphasizes core content areas and requires that students not only acquire knowledge, but are also able to apply knowledge to a productive and interactive projects. The school offers a rigorous curriculum focusing on academic and vocational skills and preparation for the pursuit of advanced degrees. Skills required to excel on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests are interwoven throughout the four-year program.
“South Pacific Academy’s focus is on teaching students to be problem-solvers so they are prepared to address life’s challenges”
— Paul Michael Young
South Pacific Academy President
SPA At A Glance
accredited by WASC
education in a multicultural setting
years of quality education