High School CIC Overview

WELCOME!


Welcome to the Collaboration and Inquiry Center (CIC) at AISC High School! The mission of AISC CIC Media Services is to provide an educational and cultural environment that is conducive to the development of independent lifelong learning skills among our students. In the High School CIC, students are exposed to ideas through the use of print and non-print resources that are updated on an ongoing basis. We provide library/information skills instruction and orientation classes that will prepare our students to become information literate and enable them to be productive members of the society in an increasingly globalized world.

The HS and MS centers hold more than 30,000 items including books, DVDs, videos and magazines. Students also have access to many computers for online research.

As the CICs are school-wide learning centers shared by the entire school community, there are certain rules and regulations in place for their smooth functioning. Accordingly, loud talk, use of cell phones, eating and drinking, misuse of materials, playing music, etc. are prohibited.

One of the main goals of the CIC program as envisaged in the policies of the AISC Board of Directors is to provide materials that will enrich and support the curriculum, and to provide materials that stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values and ethical standards taking into consideration individual needs and varied interests, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and maturity levels of the students served. Materials selection in the CIC is guided by this main goal as well as the ideas expressed in the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and the ALA Freedom to Read Statement. In the event the suitability of a material is challenged, Challenged Book Procedures (Amended 21 Nov. 2002) will be implemented.