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American International School of Egypt - East Campus


   
 

C U R R I C U L U M


From their first days at AIS Egypt, our Elementary students are active participants in their own learning.

Caring and experienced teachers work diligently to ensure that all students have a smooth transition from home to school and progress successfully through the meticulously developed curriculum.

Our class sizes allow for maximum teacher/student interaction, assisting students to learn to solve problems, creating products and making meaning out of information in an American educational context.

Programs in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science are complimented by classes in Music, Art, Computer, Drama, Library and Physical Education.  Please see the links to the left for a comprehensive overview of what programs are offered at each grade level and how this relates to your child.

English skills are developed through interaction with teachers and fellow students, intensive reading programs and reading marathons.  A reading buddy program has been developed whereby older students are paired with younger elementary students to share skills and develop confidence. Our students are expected to speak English while on campus, even during lunch and play time. This helps build vocabulary and fosters the long term retention of language skills.

Our curriculum follows Virginia Standards for student achievement developed in the United States. We utilize American accredited textbooks and strive to provide students with the same educational experiences that they would enjoy in an American school.

 

Class Organisation

Elementary is organized into the following five levels :

    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Grade 5


Arabic and Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL) classes are offered one period a day, beginning in Grade 1. Voluntary religious education classes are available once a week, also beginning in Grade 1.

 

Grades and Assessment

 Grades 1 and 2 do not receive letter grades.  Alternatively, narrative accounts of strengths and weaknesses are given by teachers every nine weeks along with indicators and progress.

Midway through each term, progress reports are given to each student.  These must be signed by a parent and returned to the teacher within seven days of distribution.  Communication with parents following receipt of these reports to discuss their child's performance is encouraged.

For Grades 3 to 5,  a letter grade is given for work completed.  This equates to a percentage of the overall mark as follows :

 

 
letter grade   
   
equivalent percentage
         
  A+     98 - 100
  A     93 - 97
  A-     90 - 92
  B+     88 - 89
  B     83 - 87
  B-     80 - 82
  C+     78 - 79
  C     73 - 77
  C-     70 - 72
  D+     68 - 69
  D     63 - 67
  D-     60 - 62
  F     below 60
  I     incomplete
  NG     no grade

 

A student who has not completed the required work for a specific course at the end of the grading period for a valid reason, is given an "I" as their grade.  This incomplete grade should not be given without the approval of the principal.  Any student receiving an "I" is given two weeks to complete the course requirements. If this work is not completed, after a period of four weeks, the "I" will automatically become an "F" on the report card and be averaged as such.

 

Special Grading
  
ELL

ELL will be noted on the report card for students who are in the English Language Learners program. The ELL teacher will also provide an anecdotal report of progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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