Learning is Personal
Learning at AAS
Empowering each student to achieve individual academic and holistic excellence.
At the heart of all things AAS, our learners, who represent over 20 nationalities, can be found, each with their own unique learning prints. To serve each one and all collectively, our commitment can be seen in our approach to creating rigorous, engaging and relevant learning experiences that best prepare them for their futures outside of school.
RESPECT INTEGRITY COURAGE CURIOSITY CARE
The AAS curriculum is defined by three distinct components, the specific learning targets which set what we want our students to be able to understand, know, do and be; more simply put, the WHATs of learning; the practices and tools used to determine if the students have achieved the learning targets and expectations, more simply put, the HOW WE KNOWs of learning; and the methodologies used to instruct and engage students to ensure their success; more simply put, the HOWs of learning.
Our framework for learning, called Learning at AAS, is a philosophical stance, the set of program and components, and an essential lens for determining, developing and enriching the transformational processes of teaching and learning that optimize our students’ experiences.
OUR LEARNING PRINCIPLES
Learning Happens in an Authentic and Meaningful Context
Learning is Driven by Feedback
Learning Involves Risk Taking and Making Mistakes
Learning is Deepened Through Inquiry, Exploration, and Provocation