The Elementary section of the American International School of Chennai offers a rigorous and challenging education programme which includes core subjects of Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. These classes are taught in the homeroom, and supported by an EAL teacher. Throughout the week, elementary students also attend classes taught by specialist teachers - Art, Music, PE, Indian Studies and from Grade 4 onwards, World Language - Spanish or French.
Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)
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.
Grade 5 NESA Virtual Science and Engineering Fair — An AISC Powerhouse
The Near East South Asia Council of International Schools (NESA) Virtual Science and Engineering Fair (NVSEF) is an international competitive group science project. This year, it is celebrating its thirteenth year in action. This acclaimed project is supported by the U.S. Department of State's Office of Overseas Schools and crosses geopolitical borders in order to enable upper elementary (and middle) school students from over 75 countries to participate in scientific research, multicultural conversations, and exchange of science and engineering investigation and problem-solving ideas. The American International School Chennai has captured the first place award and The Cameron Cup for three straight years. AISC has won the competition 5 times since 2009.The winning team project for 2017-2018, titled "Seawater to Drinking Water" was created by Grade 5 scientists: Melchi Michael, Nassim Berrahmoun, Eishun Watanabe and Nils Jacques Michel Guillon. Their experiment is about converting seawater into drinking water through evaporation and condensation. They found out how the rate of evaporation affects the salinity of water after condensing. They predicted that for a higher rate of evaporation, the salinity in the condensed water would be decreased. They decided to conduct the experiment with seawater in a glass tub kept directly under sunlight. They tested that in three different models designed and created by us.
Vision of an AISC Learner
The AISC Vision of a Learner provides a framework of ten personal attributes for children to strive towards through all of their interactions at school. These ten attributes are linked through the 4 C’s of our Mission - Courage, Compassion, Confidence and Creativity. Several times a year, Elementary teachers identify students who have consistently demonstrated one of the attributes from the Vision for an AISC Learner and these students are recognized and celebrated.