High School at AISN
At AISN our High School program grades 7-12 strives to nurture and develop students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our experienced and committed faculty provide a warm and caring atmosphere where students collaborate constructively, think creatively, reason critically, and communicate effectively. Teaching and learning at AISN celebrates the many ways people work together to construct meaning and make sense of the world. Our program is learner-centered with the teacher as facilitator and critical resources. At AISN students construct knowledge through critical thinking, primary and secondary resources, and hands-on activities that engage them with the content they need. Student works collaboratively in groups, independently or in partners where thinking and the support of thinking are the goals.
Assessments are done based on clearly defined learning objectives and take the forms of exams, tests or quizzes, in class work, and homework. Student learning is reported on a standard letter grade scale. In the middle and high school our students learn through self-reflection, teacher evaluations, and teacher feedback all in support of a process based learning environment where learners create meaning by exploring new ideas and experiences, generating hypotheses, problem solving, and engaging with planned activities designed to get them thinking. Teacher-student dialogue is supported through conferring, questioning, and wondering. In our middle and high school classrooms shared responsibility and student decision making are encouraged and planned for. When students are encouraged to ask questions they become empowered as learner.
We value the home-school partnership and we are committed to promoting a positive, collaborative and trusting environment for students to learn, teachers to grow, and parents to participate.
VHS at AISN
As a small school AISN is limited in the options we can offer in the high school. To support our community AISN is partnered with the Virtual High School. VHS is an accredited online school offering middle school and high school courses on a wide range of subjects including Advanced Placement.
Note: there is an additional tuition fee of $500.00 per AP course to cover tuition and exam fees
Additional VHS Courses
Students wishing to take an AP or other course(s) through VHS, which are not offered within the
published courses, may do so. Enrollment in VHS courses are done on a case by case basis. A meeting with our college counselor <firstname.lastname@example.org> followed by confirmation in writing from the parents is required.
NOTE: VHS Science Courses that require a lab kit are not available due to the unavailability of these kits in Niger.
Associated fees for additional VHS courses are as follows:
- If a student can not be timetabled in an AISN course students will be offered enrollment in a VHS \course free of charge in that respective subject.
- If a student wishes to take a VHS AP or another course(s), other than the subject they have been timetabled in, they may request this in writing. There will be an additional fee of $500 per course.