The AIS Framework for the Future represents the school’s approach to teaching and learning. At its heart lies the school’s founding principles of Justice, Knowledge, and Love. Guided by these core ‘values’, the educational program at AIS is designed to promote student learning that is Social, Personal and Applied. The talented teachers at AIS take responsibility for creating engaging, student-centred learning environments. The goal is to inspire students with a school experience that is relevant, progressive and focussed on the future. Across the school teaching and learning is supported by increasingly flexible classroom configurations and specialist furniture designed to enhance the learning experience for each student. Energized by an exciting vision of the future, AIS has adopted a progressive approach to the educational programs it offers. In addition to traditional academic courses, engineering, digital design, and robotics are increasingly popular choices for students as they begin to position themselves for a future job market that they recognize is both unpredictable and exciting. A good example of this is the high school’s annual ‘Collide’ program which brings young entrepreneurs and start-ups into the school to meet and work with students. By fostering these relationships, high school students at AIS have earned internships, built networks and experienced real-world learning.
AIS is fully accredited by the US accrediting organization, WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and offers a recognized and respected college-prep, US standards-based, academic program. Over the years, AIS has traditionally excelled in Liberal Arts, Visual Art, and higher-level Mathematics. By developing strong foundational skills in literacy and math, each student is prepared to confidently pursue the rigorous academic courses that make up the AIS curricular program. The high school offers a wide choice of Advanced Placement (AP) courses including the option for students to pursue the AP Capstone program in their final two years. AIS graduates consistently earn admission to highly selective universities and colleges both in the US.