GGAS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum Candidate School of its kind in Cambodia.
Golden Gate American School is a candidate school for the PYP, MYP, and DP. GGAS is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World. Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our
Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP).
that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.com
Students in JK to Grade 12 progress through a continuum of learning defined by our three curricular programmes:
The Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The Diploma Programme (DP)
GGAS have the opportunity to fully recognized and accredited by the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. Each acts as a ticket to the world, unlocking university and career prospects.
My education at GGAS is the groundwork for my future. It’s my ticket to get into the university of my dreams, and eventually that will lead me into my profession. Doors are opened for me here and that is my opportunity to become successful.
Complementing the IB philosophy, GGAS's approach to learning:
Places the student at the heart of the learning experience teaches them how to learn
Encourages critical thinking and asking challenging questions
Explores understanding across disciplines
Uses real-life examples to instil knowledge
Inspires students to be active in their communities and to take their learning beyond the classroom
Focuses on understanding and curiosity, not memorization.
The IB develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through education that builds intercultural understanding and respect.
IB Mission Statement
THE LEARNER PROFILE
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. GGAS learners will strive to be:
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
These introductory years of IB focus on the development of students as inquirers. PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. By Grade 5, GGAS students have become skilled knowledge seekers who are capable of researching topics, building their own understanding and completing a cumulative PYP Exhibition project.
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The intermediate MYP stage encourages students to make connections between their studies and the real world. It provides a broad and balanced education for early adolescents. By Grade 10, GGASians gain a deeper appreciation for their personal interests, as well as possible post-secondary areas of study. Each February, those completing their final year of the MYP showcase their advanced thinking through their Personal Projects, which are celebrated by our community.
Diploma Programme (DP)
By the time students reach Grade 11 at GGAS, they can opt to continue with the IB DP. To achieve their IB Diploma, senior students are challenged to reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research, and undertake a project that involves community service. The DP enables students to mature even further intellectually, emotionally, physically, and ethically. The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Upon graduation, all GGAS students’ hard work is rewarded with an international recognized deploma, which can lead them to some of the highest-ranking universities around the world.