A+ World Academy

About Us

A+ World Academy is a non-profit high school that sails around the world on the Norwegian Sail Ship ’Sørlandet.’ Students read international curriculum (Advanced Placement courses) on board, meet different cultures around the world and live in a challenging maritime environment that fosters independence, communication, teamwork, and leadership. We pride ourselves on the close support of the students through a 7:1 teacher-student ratio, class sizes from 1-18 and support around the clock. We emphasize cultural understanding through encounters with people from around the world and challenge our students daily to become the best versions of themselves.

Our program is demanding, and not for everyone. Not only are you a student at the school, but you take part in sailing the world’s oldest operating fully-rigged Tall Ship. You will be given challenging chores, but also have experiences that you will benefit from later in life. As part of a crew that needs to work together for a year, you will learn not only about sailing and seamanship but also about cooperation, leadership, and teamwork.
If you want to learn more about this challenging academic program, We’d love to meet you and talk more about the program, and why we’re so passionate about it. Please contact our Director of Admission at benjamin.gronvold@aplusworldacademy.org or through Facebook or Instagram.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. Academic excellence
  2. World exploration – visiting 20 different ports/countries
  3. Fosters team building and leadership skills as well as cultural awareness – Incredible opportunity for personal development
  • Total Enrollment : 57
  • Type : Co-Ed
  • Boarding Grades : 10-12
  • Total Students : 57
  • Boarding Students : 57
  • Day Students : 57
  • ESL Offered : No
  • Summer Program : No
  • Avg. Class Size : 10-12
  • Standard Application : Yes
  • Academic URL : http://www.aplusworldacademy.org/academic/courses
  • Sport URL : None
  • AP
  • Dormitory