Antilles HS History

Opened: 1954

The Antilles High School was originally part of the Antilles Consolidated Schools and was originally a unit school. The first yearbook in 1955 included all schools on the different military installations. The yearbook shows a staff of twenty-four teachers and a principal for the unit school. There were eleven seniors, eleven juniors, twenty-one sophomores and twenty-four freshmen. There were one hundred twenty students in the seventh and eighth grades. The student council was organized for the 1954-55 school year. The school colors were black and white, the mascot was the Buccaneers, and an overall theme of Pirates was adopted. The junior and seniors presented the farce-comedy, “Happy Days”. The yearbook praised the high school and grammar school chorus performances throughout the year. The yearbook was named Cutlass and the school newspaper was Pirates’ Pages. The North Central Association recommended that Antilles High School be accredited. This was the first year that the school had a basketball teams for boys and for girls.

Currently, 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. 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.

Information from yearbooks and school webpage

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