Established in 2014, the Fullriggeren Sørlandet Foundation invested significant resources in developing a unique and competitive school program intended for Norwegians and international students at upper secondary school level.

Meet the
Academic Crew

Bridget

Dean of the Students
Country:
United States
City:
Haleiwa, Hawaii

Julian

Dean of the School
Country:
Colombia
City:
Pereira

Dani

Doctor
Country:
Venezuela
City:
Margarita Island

Lauryl

Pre AP Biology, AP Environmental Science
Country:
United States
City:
Arcata, California

Beto

Pre AP Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry and Statistics
Country:
Mexico
City:
Mérida, Yucatán

Andrew

AP Psychology, Pre AP World History, AP Human Geography
Country:
United States
City:
Saint Petersburg, Florida

Seth

Pre AP English 1 and 2, AP Literature and Composition
Country:
United States
City:
Salem, Virginia

Paulina

Spanish & Culture, AP Seminar
Country:
Guatemala
City:
Guatemala City

Liam

Pre-Calc, AP Calc, AP Physics
Country:
United States
City:
Phoenix, Arizona
Meet the
admission team

Adam Rule

Director of Admissions & Business Development

Dani Rigual

Senior Media & Marketing Specialist

Lisa Grindvik

Registrar
What to
Expect

HANDS-ON LEARnING

While the world still clings to the industrial model of education, we know that experiential learning, place-based curriculum, and community learning models, when combined with traditional methods, provide far more opportunities for deep, constructive learning. We believe the practical hands-on experience expands a students’ understanding beyond memorization and test-taking.

Character Development

The key to student growth is not an academic achievement; it is human development. We know that academic performance is an outcome of several factors that include emotional wellness, learning style, social identification, and cognitive challenge. We want to help young people grow, expand their understanding, live life fully, and have experiences that shape who they are.

Independence/Community

Our unique platform and program depend on community and shared responsibility. Our students learn to function in a system (the ship) and understand the importance of the motto Ship, Shipmate, Self. We all take care of our community and home (the ship), take care of others (shipmate), and think of ourselves last.

Excellence

Students of A+ World Academy do not just sit at desks and take tests. Students of A+ World Academy learn the value of hard work, grit, perseverance, and resilience. Our students know how to give full effort, do their best, learn from their failures, and move forward to success. Our students face differences, challenges, hardship, and have experiences that will set them apart for the rest of their lives. Our students walk differently.

My five to
Global Leadership

A+ World Academy focuses on developing the whole student, not just academics.
Our program is rigorous, exhausting, and amazing.

Goal 1
Academics

International Diploma
Advanced Placement (AP)
Personalized Learning
Experimental Learning

Goal 2
GLOBAL STUDIES

Multi-Cultural Expereince
Cultural Analysis
Global Perspective
Understanding & Tolerance

Goal 3
COMMUNAL LIVING

Community Mindedness
Cooperation
Social Consciousness
Shared Responsibility

Goal 4
MARITIME TRAINING

Grit & Resilience
Time Management
Teamwork
Practical Skills

Goal 5
REFLECTIVE LEARNING

Self-Reflection
Student-Led Learning
Growth Mindset
Personal Growth