High School


Our high school program follows a credit system culminating in students earning an American High School diploma. The level of academic rigor prepares students for admissions to quality universities. Advisory groups are offered for all middle and high school students in order to ensure that their behavioral, academic, social, and spiritual needs are met. Our qualified, caring teachers and support staff are dedicated to guiding students academically and spiritually.

 

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Our high school offers a rigorous American curriculum with Biblical integration and an appreciation for all cultures. Classes are taught by US certified teachers based on curriculum guidelines set according to the Common Core and Virginia State Standards. In addition to the core classes of English, mathematics, social studies, and science, students also benefit from courses in art, speech and drama, music, multimedia, psychology, business, computers, and more. Many courses offer honors options, which allow students to extend their learning experiences and gain special distinction for the college application process.

Advanced Placement

We offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses. These courses prepare students for taking the AP course exams that qualify for college credit. Over 2,600 universities worldwide recognize the AP program. Click here for more information on the benefits of enrolling in American AP classes.

Reading Month

Each October we celebrate the importance of reading throughout the school with a variety of reading activities. Students are encouraged to read more throughout the month and are awarded prizes for their efforts.

Science Fair

Students are encouraged to participate in the annual Science Fair by performing experiments, analyzing results and defend their findings to school community. The purpose of the Science Fair is to promote the advancement of the sciences through engaging students in independent research and hands on learning experiences.

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As a Christian school, we offer a variety of activities and programs with the goal of encouraging students to develop and strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ. AIS students are encouraged to develop their own personal relationship with the Lord and exemplify Christian values in their choices. Our teachers serve as Christian role models and mentors for our students in living their faith in practical ways

Switch Central

Switch Central is a weekly chapel meeting where students participate in games, join worship through song and dance, listen to encouraging biblical messages, and share in discussion with classmates.

Spiritual Emphasis Week

SEW is a week set apart for spiritual growth.  Students participate in activities and chapel sessions to encourage them to grow closer to the Lord help them understand how to live out the Christian faith.

Service Projects

Students have an opportunity to participate in a number of service projects or activities throughout the school year.  These opportunities help the school and/or the community.

Advisory Groups

Each student participates in a small group Advisory session during the last 30 minutes of each day.  Each Advisory teacher helps students write academic and personal goals, monitors student academic progress, and leads group discussions based on the Switch Central topics.

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At AIS, we empower students to take action and live out their learning in a variety of ways.  We offer a variety of unique learning opportunities that integrate the application of 21st century skills to real-world experiences. These experiences give students the opportunity to exhibit their learning through serving our school and community.

J-Term

JTerm is a nine day period during January when our middle and high school students will break away from the traditional classroom and enjoy in-depth, experiential learning in a particular area of interest.  Students in grades 6-12 will choose one or two classes from a variety of experiences and trips that take place both on and off the AIS campus.

International Day

Our annual International Day program is a school wide celebration of the many cultures represented in our school community. We engage students in researching and presenting a variety of countries while proudly representing their own cultures.  Our program includes authentic cultural performances; it’s a celebration you won’t want to miss!

Fine Arts Extravaganza

Each Spring, our school celebrates the artistic talents of our students through our Fine Arts Extravaganza. Students perform in our annual Musical and artwork is displayed in a gallery setting for viewing before and after the show.

Musical

At the end of each school year our music and drama teachers organize a musical production performed by our middle and high school students. These wonderful performances showcase our students’ talents in the fine and performing arts.

Student Council

Students strengthen their leadership skills through serving the AIS student body as a member of the Student Council. Elected positions include president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and class representatives.

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