Middle School Curriculum
AIS - West has identified curriculum goals considered essential to the learning process of its students. The goals are set in order to acquire a range of thinking skills, alongside comprehension, interpretation, extrapolation and synthesis.
AIS - West draws from the best practices of American schools, as well as US Common Core State Standards, to offer a quality American Academic Program for both international and Egyptian students.
The Middle School believes it is essential for students to see connections and relationships alongside the acquisition of important basic skills. Goals include teaching students to think critically and make connections. The aim is for students to become confident performers, presenters, and public speakers who work cooperatively and collaboratively. Students are taught to acknowledge their peers' points of view and respond in an open-minded manner.
Middle School students take the following courses:
English Language Arts
Geography and History
Middle School students are also able to select from the following electives:
In addition to the classes listed above, all Middle School students participate in an Advisory program. This program follows the Responsive Classroom Model with an aim to support the social emotional learning of all students.
MEASURING LEARNING IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School is a transition time between Elementary School and High School. Our focus is on deep learning, critical thinking, and growing independence.
The school year is divided into two semesters. Each semester is divided into two nine-week terms made up of approximately 18 instructional weeks. At the close of each nine-week term, students receive a progress report card indicating the student’s progress.
Formal reporting periods are held four times per year and once per term. Parent/teacher conferences are held in the Fall and Spring.