Teaching and learning at AISN celebrate 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 resource. Students construct knowledge through critical thinking, use of primary and secondary sources, and hands-on activities that engage them with the content they need. Students work collaboratively in groups, independently, or with 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, quizzes, class work, and homework. Student learning is reported on a standard letter grade-scale. Feedback is provided through student 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.
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.