- Where can I find more information about AAS with respect to school program and more?
- AAS’ name is the Anglo-American School yet British and American students account for less than 25% of the student body. How does AAS, as an international school address different curricular approaches from different countries?
- What can students and parents expect if they return to their home country in relation to education?
- What can students and parents expect if they relocate to another overseas destination in relation to education?
- Where can one find the school’s curriculum?
- How much autonomy do teachers have with respect to the delivery of the curriculum?
- My son was in grade two last year and his sister is in grade two this year - the program looks different now - how can this be?
- How does AAS’s program compare to other international schools?
- What is the school’s approach to world languages?
- How does the school communicate with parents in relation to student performance?
AAS works very closely with other international schools to ensure that our curricular approach is in line with what the best international schools have to offer while working to manage the reality that international schools are just that - international - with students from as many as 50 different education systems.
This will vary according to their home country; however, AAS is completely in line with the programmatic approaches of other international schools in our region as well as around the globe. Depending on country of origin and region of origin there may be differences. Such differences are generally due to timing related to when certain concepts are introduced and reinforced, as well as when students are exposed to new concepts.
Our program is very similar to other international schools. In addition, we carefully vet each program (from our initial research of the IB Diploma Program to our writing program in K-5) to make sure we are using the best available program and resources to support student learning. Moreover, AAS students consistently perform above the world average and international school average with respect to common assessments such as the IB exams and MAP tests. For example, AAS students IB Diploma pass rate is 97% (with most years being 100%) and the world IB Diploma pass rate is 78% to 79% from year to year.
Our school has a trimester reporting calendar, in which parents receive specific information about their child’s progress every 12 weeks. There are also two parent (or student) conferences held each school year. Greater details regarding the above are found in the AAS Family Handbook under the subtitle “Assessment and Reporting in Action” as well as the broader heading title of “Communication.”