Sorlandet (Norway) launches A+ Academy and sets sail on a circumnavigation
At school today you will probably be doing one of the following ....
Norwegian fully-rigged tall ship Sorlandet has launched an initiative that will see it take 60 high-achieving students on a voyage of 50,000 nautical miles across seven continents, stopping at 40 ports. The trip promises hands-on learning and premium high school courses in a tall ship environment for students who come from 20 different countries. The education-focused circumnavigation will take two years to complete.
"An increasingly competitive jobs market looks for young graduates with value-added skills and strong values. Discipline, responsibility, initiative, honesty and compassion are not just honed but demanded in this schoolhouse. They are the hallmarks of our crew and they become, irrevocably, lifelong behavioural companions."
About A+ Academy
The A+ Academy is a new and unique boarding school that takes place on Sorlandet - the oldest, continuously-operated, full-rigged ship in the world.
Based in Kristiansand, Norway and Ottawa, Canada it offers schooling to grades 11 and 12, with a curriculum inspired by the acclaimed International Baccalaureate programme and set by highly respected Advanced Placements courses. The curriculum counts towards university application requirements for students from all countries and in some cases can count towards university grades. The A+ Academy is now open for applications and more information is availablehere.
The school's mission is "To be acclaimed by students, parents and educators as the very best global education programme in the world"
"A+ Academy prepares students for tomorrow through the powerful combination of unparalleled personal development in the microcosm of a sailing ship and incomparable hands-on learning opportunities found in the macrocosm of the planet."
She has been in continuous service since 1927 and in 2013 she underwent an eight million USD refurbishment. Over the past 87 years she's welcomed over 10,000 young students and provided them with a complete nautical education.
You can Sail on Board Sorlandet in The Tall Ships Races 2015.
- See more at: http://themasthead.sailtraininginternational.org/march-2015/around-the-world/norway#sthash.0sOL7GH2.dpuf