a+ world academy

Your High School at sea


Our Mission

To ensure our students a unique educational program that best positions them to be global citizens and leaders for the 21st century. While creating strong academic achievement in our students, A+ World Academy focuses on developing the whole student, not just academics. Our program is rigorous, exhausting and amazing.

What to

Sail the Atlantic While Taking High School Classes

A + World Academy is a high school and gap year program that sails to 20 cities in 14 countries on 4 different continents on the world’s oldest active fully rigged tall ship, the Norwegian Sørlandet.


Students learn to sail our incredible ship and take standard high school or AP® level courses while at sea. At each port we engage students in the most culturally and historically relevant aspects of the city through excursions and field experiences, opening their eyes to things they’ve only read about.

Discover New WorldViews

We also give students free time (shore leave) to explore each city with their fellow students. Our students come from a variety of countries around the world and bring different perspectives and worldviews to the table. It’s a truly amazing way to discover people, places, and cultures while completing a year of high school!

June 24, 2024

2024-2025 Voyage Plan

Discover more about the 18 cities and 13 countries our students will visit during the 2024-2025 school year!

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October 4, 2023

Early-Bird Enrollment Special Is Live

The 2024/2025 Early-Bird Enrollment Special is officially live. Apply now to join a transformational voyage unlike anything else

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