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Curriculum - ACIS


ACIS uses the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) curriculum, supported by the U.S. State Department, built on the American Common Core Plus Standards. AERO aims to bring consistency and excellence to education, addressing challenges like teacher turnover by providing a comprehensive framework for curriculum consistency across all grades. The curriculum centers around the American Common Core Plus Standards, aligning with international benchmarks and empowering educators with the latest tools and methodologies. Additionally, AERO incorporates a Standards-Based Learning System (SBLS), ensuring seamless integration of instruction, assessment, grading, and reporting and thus preparing ACIS students for leadership roles in a rapidly evolving global landscape.

Curriculum Descriptions

ACIS uses a system of connected learning from Pre-K to Grade 12 designed to get our students career, college, and community ready.

Pre-K - Grade 5

ACIS uses the American Common Core standards to lay the foundation for our young learners. The focus is on literacy. First, students learn to read. And then, they can read to learn. Mathematics uses the common core standards with a global view incorporated. Traditional numeracy is taught alongside mental math systems and international methods such as Singapore Math and the Discovery Method. Our social studies curriculum enables our students to become global citizens by incorporating the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) learning objectives. Our young scientists explore their world, guided by the Next Generation Science Standards - a modernized set of learning objectives designed for our changing world.

Grade 6 - Grade 12

In middle and high school, the focus shifts to career and college readiness. Using the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) standards, students learn academic writing and read more complex texts. Literacy skills now connect across ELA, social studies, science, and special classes. Guided by the connected learning objectives, students research and display data, analyze literature from around the world, and expand their vocabulary. Science and social studies become more tailored at this stage. Our students explore biology, chemistry, physics, and Earth science and how they connect to their social studies learning objectives of geography, history, governments, and economics.

Thai Curriculum

The Ministry of Education determined that international schools need to offer Thai language and culture instruction to their students. This requirement was detailed in a document issued by the Office of the Private Education Commission (Reference: SorThor 1206/14125, dated October 31, 2000). For students in Grades 1 to 8, it is mandatory to have one Thai language class each week, while for those in Grades 9 to 12, the subject is optional.

ESL Curriculum

At ACIS, we support our students through language acquisition classes. Students improve their English language skills thanks to the WIDA language learning system. This system incorporates the entire language learning team - students, teachers, and parents. ACIS provides dedicated EAL lessons to English language learners and in-class support in their subject classes. The WIDA system of can-do statements and learning standards allows us to meet our students at their current English level and enable them to progress through a well-designed pathway to reach their language goals.

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