High School

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In the AISB High School

  • The curriculum offers a rigorous academic program that prepares students both for further studies and their roles as global citizens.
  • Students take courses in English, world languages, social studies, science, mathematics, visual and performing arts, and a variety of electives, and online options.
  • Creativity, Action & Service (CAS) are graduation requirements and are documented throughout High School.
  • Technology is embedded in the 21st-century learning skills of creativity, communication and collaboration.
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma is available to students in Grades 11 and 12 and is successfully completed by the great majority of our graduating seniors.
  • The cultural diversity of our school creates opportunities for our students to view issues and ideas from multiple perspectives.
  • Student Council, Model United Nations, CAS, after-school programs and service learning activities all help to create a well-rounded high school experience.

To find out more about our rich High School program,  please take a look here at our HS Course Descriptions.

High School pathways

  • Students develop and refine their literacy skills by writing narrative, literary, expository and informational pieces. The English program emphasizes analysis and the writing process; simultaneously, we aim to foster a love of reading.
    English
    “A word after a word after a word is power.” Margaret Atwood
    • Grade9
      English 9
    • Grade10
      English 10 Standard/Honors
    • Grades11-12
      IB Language and Literature Standard/Higher Level
      IB Literature Standard/Higher Level
  • World language courses aim to help students communicate with confidence in order to make connections and broaden their understanding of the world. Language learning as an essential component of intercultural competence within an increasingly globalized society.
    World Languages
    “A different language is a different vision of life.” Federico Fellini
    • Grade9
      Level I-IV French/German/Spanish
    • Grade10
      Level I-IV French/German/Spanish, Home language with a tutor
    • Grade11-12
      Level I-IV French/German/Spanish
      IB Ab Initio French/German/Spanish Standard Level
      IB Language B Standard/Higher Level
      IB Language A Standard Level
  • Social studies includes learning about many different disciplines, such as history, economics, psychology, environmental systems and societies. The concepts, information, and practices in social studies help students to build an informed and balanced view of our interconnected world and its citizens.
    Social Studies
    "History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside." John F. Kennedy
    • Grade9
      World History 9
    • Grade10
      Modern World History
      Business Studies
    • Grade11-12
      Business Studies
      IB History Standard/Higher Level
      IB Economics Standard/Higher Level
      IB Psychology Standard/Higher Level
      IB Environmental Systems and Societies Standard Level
  • Students engage their curiosity in the process of making sense of natural phenomena. They are challenged to ask questions, to think critically, and to be responsible global citizens in an increasingly complex and dynamic world.
    Science
    "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." Marie Curie
    • Grade9
      Integrated Science 9
    • Grade10
      Integrated Science 10
      Systems Science
    • Grade11-12
      Systems Science
      IB Biology Standard/Higher Level
      IB Chemistry Standard/Higher Level
      IB Physics Standard/Higher Level
      IB Computer Science Standard/Higher Level
      IB Environmental Systems and Societies Standard Level
  • In mathematics, students develop problem-solving skills and the ability to connect seemingly distinct areas of the subject. Students also explore applications to other subjects through extended problems and projects.
    Mathematics
    "If you wish to learn to swim you have to go in the water, and if you wish to become a problem solver you have to solve problems." George Poly
    • Grade9
      Math 9 Standard/Honors
    • Grade10
      Math 10 Integrated/Standard/Honors
    • Grade11-12
      IB Math Applications and Interpretation Standard Level
      IB Math Analysis and Approaches Standard/Higher Level
  • Students create and perform in music, theatre, and visual arts. They develop in-depth skills in at least one art form, appreciate the arts in expressing human experiences and are prepared to apply their arts knowledge and skills throughout their lifetime.
    Arts
    "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Pablo Picasso
    • Grade9
      Introductory Studio Art
      Introductory Theatre
      Introduction to Photography
      Graphic Design and Yearbook
      Band
      Rock Band
      Music Technology
    • Grade10
      Intro/Advanced Studio Art
      Intro/Advanced Theatre
      Intro/Advanced Photography
      Graphic Design and Yearbook
      Band
      Rock Band
      Music Technology
      Independent Study Options
    • Grade11-12
      All courses listed above
      IB Visual Arts Standard/Higher Level
      IB Theatre Standard/Higher Level
      IB Music Standard/Higher Level
  • Digital video is now used in broadcasting, websites, documentaries and feature films. This project-based course offers an introduction to this exciting technology and the process of video production. iPhone app development and fun projects with software robots are some of the Programming activities. The Design Technology class focuses on using the design process to develop and create solutions to fill a variety of needs.
    Information Technology & Media Arts
    "It is important to remember that educational software, like textbooks, is only one tool in the learning process. Neither can be a substitute for well-trained teachers, leadership, and parental involvement." Keith Krueger
    • Grade9
      Video Production
      Programming
      Design Technology
    • Grade10
      Video Production
      Programming
      Design Technology
      Independent Study Options
    • Grade11-12
      Video Production
      Programming
      Design Technology
      Independent Study Options
  • Physical Education teaches students to constantly be the best they can be: to apply oneself with effort, to work with others cooperatively, and to develop one’s own sports skills and fitness levels.
    Physical Education
    "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important to a healthy body, it is also the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." John F. Kennedy
    • Grade9
      Physical Education 9
    • Grade10
      Physical Education 10
    • Grade11-12
      Lifetime Fitness
      Wellness Drop In
  • EAL enables English language learners to operate to their full potential both academically and socially within the international school setting. LSS supports students in successfully completing the assignments of their other classes and in extending effective organizational and study skills.
    Language and Learning Support
    "Instruction does much, but encouragement everything." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Grade9
      English as an Additional Language (EAL)
      Learning Support Services (LSS)
    • Grade10
      English as an Additional Language (EAL)
      Learning Support Services (LSS)
    • Grade11-12
      English as an Additional Language (EAL)
      Learning Support Services (LSS)
      IB Skills
      Study Hall
  • Creativity—arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking. Action—physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the IB Diploma Programme. Service—an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student.
    IB Core Requirements
    "The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis." Tenzin Gyatso
    • Grade11-12
      Extended Essay (EE)
      IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
      Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS)
  • AISB aims to offer its students a wide variety of possibilities for learning. As a part of its focus on Learning for the Future, the school provides time within a student’s schedule and give credit for external / online courses, or other accredited high school classes.
    Online Learning Options
    "We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning." Elliot Masie
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