Academic Excellence

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OUR SCHOOL

All middle school students have the opportunity to select two classes per year. With a thriving performing arts program, students are able to choose from classes such Theater, Band, Strings, or Choir where they will have the opportunity to display their confidence as they perform in our 800 seat auditorium. The Visual Arts program engages students’ creativity through the use of multiple forms of media and the Middle School Art show highlights a wide spectrum of artifacts for public view.

CORE CLASSES

With a very international clientele, students at AISC are often learning English as a second, third or even fourth language. Our co-teaching model allows content teachers to collaborate with our English as an Additional Language teachers to provide appropriate support as students learn content while building their proficiency with English.

ELECTIVE CLASSES

All middle school students have the opportunity to select two classes per year. With a thriving performing arts program, students are able to choose from classes such Theater, Band, Strings, or Choir where they will have the opportunity to display their confidence as they perform in our 800 seat auditorium. The Visual Arts program engages students’ creativity through the use of multiple forms of media and the Middle School Art show highlights a wide spectrum of artifacts for public view.

ADVISORY/ FLEX TIME

Advisory and Flex Time are opportunities for students to connect with adults in a non-academic setting each day. Advisory activities focus on supporting a student’s socio-emotional growth and building community. Flex Time is used for a variety of topics including digital citizenship, Week Without Walls preparation and other non-academic tasks. We value Advisory as a key support in the socio-emotional development of students in the middle school.

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Technology Program is a hands-on, project-based course where students design and create functional products using the design thinking process. Students learn and develop design drawing, basic hand and power tool skills while using a range of materials and techniques to design and create a product. A major emphasis is on the active involvement of the students using their creativity and originality in designing and making With a products.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

The co-curricular activities in the middle school are based on the interest of students. A wide variety of options span sports, performing arts, music, theater and academics. These opportunities allow AISC students to not only collaborate with peers in Chennai, but often with students from other parts of the region via American Schools in India Activities Conference, South Asia Inter-school Association, middle school Model United Nations and other opportunities. Here on campus, students can join theater productions as well.

MEASURED SUCCESS

AISC administers the MAP Assessment to students in grades 2-10 (Math, Reading, and Language Use), and grades 3-10 (Science), including all non-native English language speakers from the advanced beginner level.

STEAM

The STEAM festival is a celebration of student design, creativity, and problem-solving.

Our focus this year is on the inquiry process itself, which highlights the importance of several aspects such as developing intriguing questions, using thoughtful planning, and building and refining our design ideas. Students chose their projects from science, art, design technology, and math classes.

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