Antilles High School (AHS) is a nonsectarian, co-educational high school (grades 9-12) under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Mid Atlantic district within the Department of Defense Domestic Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS). The school provides a secondary education for the dependent children of US military personnel (active and reserve), active National Guard, and transferable Federal Employees. The school is located in Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, which is approximately eight miles south of San Juan. Antilles High School was founded in 1954.
AHS facilities include one large building with 30 classrooms, a gymnasium, a media center, an auditorium, a computer lab, an infirmary, graphical and technical classrooms, art and fine arts classroom, JROTC rooms, Speech and Occupational Therapy rooms, counseling and psychologist rooms and a cafeteria.
The academic school year at Antilles High School is two semesters with each semester divided into two grading quarters. Antilles High School operates on a block schedule. The regular school day includes four 90 minute periods with five minutes passing time. The graduation requirements include 26 Carnegie units of credits. AHS curriculum offers a rich variety of opportunities for all students to pursue their interests and reach their academic and professional goals. Our graduates have been accepted to some of the most prestigious colleges, including Harvard, Yale, MIT and the Unites States Service Academies, as well as many who attend the best local four-year universities. Our alumni are scattered literally around the globe, many holding positions of prominence in all fields and professions.
Antilles High School is accredited by AdvancED.
The student-body is comprised of students from varying backgrounds, including the following : (1) students with continental U.S. heritage who are monolingual English speakers, (2) students of continental background who speak English as a first language and Spanish as a second language, (3) students of Puerto Rican-Hispanic cultural heritage using Spanish as the first language with English as a second language, and (4) students of Puerto Rican - Hispanic heritage using Spanish as a first language with only a rudimentary command of English.
Educate, Engage, and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.
Antilles High School is committed to enrich the lives of students by facilitating a relevant, holistic and rigorous curriculum that will prepare the students to succeed and be self-sufficient in a dynamic world.
Antilles High School students will increase academic achievement in reading comprehension and mathematics.