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 64 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.

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Our Framework

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.

 

Learning at AAS puts into action our commitment to empower each student to achieve individual academic and holistic excellence.
Learning at AAS acts as a lens for decision-making to enhance student learning
Learning at AAS defines our WHAT, HOW WE KNOW and HOW of student learning.
Learning at AAS positions the Impacts alongside of Academic Standards and Holistic Outcomes as essential to student learning.
Learning at AAS designs student-centered learning experiences aligned with the identified essential elements of personalizing learning.
Learning at AAS drives strategic shifts in our programming and practices to create better learning experiences.
Learning at AAS joins stakeholders in collaboration opportunities to enhance learning for our students.
 

 

DRAFT MODEL

The Learning PrinciplesEducational research continues to provide key insights into how the brain learns, essentially how we best learn.  AAS bases its learning engagements on the following set of learning principles that come to us via the latest research in neuroscience.  

 

The AAS CUrriculum

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.