AIS Vienna has been honored as the first international school in the world to be given the NFHS Honor Roll status!
The NFHS or National Federation of High Schools is the governing body in the United States for all high school athletics and activities. Through their learning portal NFHS Learn they provide over 70 online courses with the majority of them being free. There are courses for; coaches, administrators, officials, students, and parents with a number of courses also about non athletic or activity topics.
Since 2015 it has been mandatory for AIS coaches to complete the Concussion in Sport course each year but this year we have raised the expectation to include; Fundamentals of Coaching, Protecting Students from Abuse and Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
This year the NFHS has started a school 'Honor Roll' program where schools are honored when they have at least 90% of coaches complete these 4 courses. With our commitment to professional development for our coaches, this week AIS became the first international school in the world to be given this recognition. To read the full press release from the NFHS please click click here.
Many thanks to our Assistant Director of the Events Office, Nick DeForest, for leading this project and pushing our coaches not only to develop themselves professionally, but also for ensuring the highest quality of our Athletics programs.