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College Counselling Service Includes an Individualized Plan College counselling is an important service at ASLP. In fact, all students in grades 11 and 12 have an hour of college counseling in their schedules. It is obligatory for all and the subject is unique in the Canary Islands. Furthermore, students in grades 9-10 have meetings with […]

40 years of participation in the THIMUN Conference ASLP students have been participating in the THIMUN Conference in The Hague for at least 40 years. Following this tradition, last week a group from Upper School students from The American School of Las Palmas attempted to solve problems we face today around the world in the […]

Cooperative Learning at ASLP Cooperative Learning is taught at ASLP from Nursery (3 yrs old)  to 12th grade in Upper School. In May 2019, all teachers went through a refreshers course in Cooperative Learning. However, only recently is it starting to make an impact on the teaching that is going on in a daily basis […]

ASLP STUDENTS VOLUNTEER The Gran Canaria Parkinson Center recently opened up next to our ASLP Campus. We decided to take advantage of this opportunity so that our students can learn important lessons about volunteering and caring for others. As all ASLP students need to complete 75 hours of community service in order to graduate, we […]

  ASLP was awarded a plaque by Save the Children for raising awareness and participating once again in a run-a-thon to raise money for a good cause. The representative, Juan Guilló Jiménez, came to school to present us with the plaque. At the same time, ASLP students and director handed the check for 2,897€ to […]

Last week, the entire Elementary School went on an excursion to the countryside to play team building and cooperation games. It is important as our mission statement says, that students learn “the ability to work in a team, collaborate and to communicate effectively”. These tools are vital for the future and students need to start […]

The American School of Las Palmas is proud to be a KiVa School. Our KiVa program with the students starts this week with an assembly and prevention classes. KiVa is a research-based antibullying program that has been developed in the University of Turku, Finland, with funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture. The effectiveness […]

As we all know, iPads are a revolutionary tool for education, but ASLP’s goal is to go further. Starting this year in 6th and 7th grades, our students will be using IPads in the classroom. The objective is that in a few years all students in secondary school will be using an IPAD. iPads are […]

ASLP’s Kinder and Elementary School are currently immersed in the development of a data-driven dual language program (DLP) and literacy system, where assessment, student learning, and best instructional practices are in the spotlight as the protagonists of the learning process. One of the primary objectives of ASLP’s DLP is to ensure that all learners become […]

Learning outside of the classroom is often necessary and valuable lessons are learned this way as well. Last Friday was a classic example at ASLP when the students of Elementary School spent the day doing team building and cooperative games and our secondary students led the school in a demonstration to support Action on Climate […]