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Cotopaxi High School


AMISA- American International Schools in the Americas, formerly known as AASSA- The Association of American Schools in South America.

In 2021 the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA) changed its name to the American International Schools in the Americas (AMISA).  AMISA formed in 1961 and was formally founded in the U.S. in 1977 as a non-profit 501(C) 3 association: to discover and develop ways and means for improving understanding through international education; to improve upon the quality of teaching and learning in Association schools; to facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all Association schools; and to facilitate cooperative action with national, state, local or non-governmental agencies in the field of international education.

Mission Statement

AMISA’s mission is to enhance the quality of education in American/international member schools.


Vision Statement

We are a vibrant, membership-led learning organization promoting visionary leadership, innovative programs, and fiscally sustainable services.

Core Values

Progressive learning in a safe and collaborative environment is essential to bettering the world.


Respect, trust and compassion generate positive relationships within a learning community.

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