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Student Success Spotlight / A Rare Honor

Class of 2019 Scarlett (Yuxuan) Huang is one of only 18 students in the entire world to earn a perfect score in the 2018 College Board AP Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio Exam.

“I tend to observe my surroundings a lot and find interesting things that can be a potential subject for artwork or can be translated and modified into a design element. For example, my concentration is fully based on the local MTR. I really like to illustrate details of the subject I'm drawing. So I am more of a realist when it comes to artwork because I just really appreciate the beauty of form or everything and it also challenges my technical skill as well."

Students in AP Studio Art spend an intensive year creating 24 art pieces for submission to the College Board. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, where a 5 is equivalent to an “A” grade in the corresponding university course. Scarlett Huang achieved a rare honor for her artistic talent. HS Principal Mike Wing was notified by the College Board that Scarlett’s performance on the AP Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio Exam in May 2018 was so superior that it fell into a select category.

Welcome to AIS!

Anita Simpson, Head of School

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to American International School (AIS), as the new Head of School. AIS boasts a vibrant learning community, passionate educators, a rich tradition of excellence, and 34 years of providing an outstanding education for its students and families in Hong Kong.

At AIS, we deliver a comprehensive and challenging academic program that fosters a love of learning and prepares students to meet the responsibilities and expectations of global citizenship. Our core values of Justice, Knowledge, and Love are the foundation upon which we design all of our learning experiences and how we build, confidence, character, and courage in each of our students – from our early learners to our upcoming graduates. Our caring culture is the cornerstone of school life, and, together with our core values and focus on creativity and innovation, we set our students up for success in a rapidly changing world. 

AIS students participate in a wide range of innovative learning experiences and extra-curricular activities, facilitated by our dedicated teaching staff. The school also offers an extensive range of diverse opportunities for learning, including seasonal intermural and varsity sports, visual and performing arts, and special interest clubs including Model United Nations, Global Issues, and student government. Our active Parent Teacher Advisory (PTA) ensures that our parents remain partners in their childrens’ learning.

Above all else, AIS is a place where students make wonderful friendships and memories that last a lifetime. I invite you to come and visit us. Once you see what we have to offer, I am confident that you will want to become a part of our amazing learning community.

Anita Simpson
Head of School

United by our emblem, for AIS we stand.

Serving Hong Kong’s local and international communities since 1986, the American International School nurtures confident, caring, and well-rounded students, from early childhood through elementary, middle, and high school.

Come and see for yourself our engaging, collaborative and challenging learning environment.


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