Dallas Center–Grimes High School named a top AFS School

Staff Writer
Dallas County News

GRIMES — Dallas Center Grimes High School has been selected as a 2015 Top AFS School by AFS-USA, a leading intercultural learning provider. Schools recognized for this award have excelled in promoting global competency and working to prepare students to engage in an increasingly interconnected world.

Each year the organization honors high schools across the nation that are exceptional in incorporating intercultural learning in the curriculum, facilitating the hosting of international students, and introducing the life-long benefits of study abroad. View the list of 2015 Top AFS Schools.

“Dallas Center–Grimes staff, students and the community-at-large are always perfect hosts for AFS international students and this year welcomed students from Italy, Switzerland and Thailand. The faculty diligently incorporates intercultural learning into the curriculum and is making great strides in fostering global competency in their students,” says Kyria Tarnowski, Area Team Development Specialist. The award includes the opportunity for students of the high school to compete for $1,000 scholarships to any 2015 AFS study abroad program. Students must address the question “What does it mean to be a global citizen?” The deadline for submitting a photo, video or illustration accompanied by a 250-word essay is April 1, 2015. Details.

About AFS

AFS, a worldwide, nonprofit organization, has been leading international high school student exchanges for more than 65 years. Each year, AFS-USA sends more than 1,100 U.S. students abroad, provides approximately $3 million in scholarship and financial aid and welcomes more than 2,300 international high school students who come to study in U.S. high schools and live with host families.