A+ World Academy is one of the most unique international boarding schools in the world. We give sixty 11th (VG2) and 12th grade (VG3) students as well as gap year students the opportunity to take Secondary and Advanced Placement courses in a fully accredited high school at sea that travels the globe to 20 port cities on the oldest fully-rigged sailing ship in the world. We offer a challenging, rigorous, one of a kind program that develops students into global citizens and leaders with grit, resilience, and perseverance. Students can either attend for one year or can graduate with A+ World Academy in two years with the AP Capstone Diploma. This requires writing a 5,000 word research paper and scoring a 3 or higher on the AP exams chosen by the student. The first year is spent on the ship and the second year is land-based. The land-based second year travels to six countries around the world with place-based experiential learning to a deeper level than the ship's Field Experiences.
A+ World Academy students are pushed to their limits in every aspect from intellectual, social, physical, and cultural while learning to be proactive problem solvers with practical experience and a global perspective. While creating strong academic achievement in our students, we engage them in an extensive experiential education program of rigorous maritime endeavor, close-knit communal living, study in foreign lands, and personal mentoring that cultivates their self-knowledge, resilience, problem-solving, and leadership abilities far beyond that of a more traditional school setting.