“My teacher refuses to go ahead with lessons until she is absolutely sure that everyone gets it. It’s amazing.”
—High School Senior
Students are encouraged to look beyond grades as they pursue learning through a wide variety of authentic experiences, both in and out of the classroom.
In high school teachers and students share the responsibility for active learning and our faculty engage students in an atmosphere which promotes inquiry and intellectual risk-taking. Students are encouraged to look beyond grades as they pursue learning through a wide variety of authentic experiences, both in and out of the classroom. In order to help students balance and navigate the complexities of such experiences, we have developed a seminar program.
This allows students and their personal and academic counselors to discuss topics that are relevant to student life such as time management, responsible use of social media and healthy relationships. In addition, counselors provide emotional support to students through the ups and downs that may naturally occur as they aim for their personal and academic goals.
Four years (eight semesters) of high school attendance and 22 credits are required for an ASIJ diploma. More details about these requirements and our curriculum can be found in the High School Learning Framework. ASIJ offers a wide range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, including the AP Capstone Diploma, an innovative program designed by the College Board that allows students to engage in the rigorous development of inquiry, research, collaboration, and writing skills.
The AP Diploma program is meant to complement the in-depth,subject-specific rigor of AP courses and exams. Students who take AP exams may earn advanced academic credit and/or standing in college and these high-level courses that are recognized internationally by universities. Independent research consistently shows that AP students are better prepared for college than students who don’t take AP.
To see how our students perform academically, take a look at the Annual Report and High School Academic Profile.
Students may also take courses through the Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) program, a concurrent enrollment program linking the university with secondary school, and Global Online Academy (GOA). GOA is a consortium of the top independent schools from around the world and as a member school, ASIJ students can enroll in courses as diverse as The Graphic Novel or Medical Problem Solving. Working closely with peers and teachers from around the world, ASIJ students have an exciting and flexible online learning opportunity that will challenge them to further develop cultural competence and global citizenship skills. Students who would like specialized learning options beyond ASIJ’s in-house course offerings may choose to enroll in a one-semester or year-long online course through GOA’s broad and rigorous selection of online courses.
ASIJ’s IMPACT program provides a personalized learning framework designed to empower students with skills for self-efficacy and a passion for learning that transcends school. The possibilities are diverse and driven by students’ interest in becoming self-guided, lifelong learners.The program consists of four components: Design for IMPACT, IMPACT Seminar, IMPACT Network and a Presentation of Learning. A successful IMPACT experience will provide a foundation for students as they continue to chart their path towards university, summer opportunities, internships, and other opportunities to pursue their future goals. Students who elect to participate in the full IMPACT program receive a certificate of distinction.
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