The research is quite clear with respect to the characteristics of successful schools. Always at or near the top of the list of factors are high standards and expectations along with a clear and shared focus. In addition, there is a body of evidence which indicates that school climate, resources, and facilities aligned to best practice programs are critical factors for school success and that these have been associated with higher academic achievement and healthy behavioral outcomes for students.
At American School Hong Kong, the school has begun an exciting building project to coincide with the expansion of the secondary school program. This will result in the full renovation of the top two floors of the 7-story building. Additional facilities will include a library, music room, blackbox theatre, rooftop garden, student lounge, 12 classrooms, and a secondary school cafeteria.