Our curriculum is approved by the Ministry of Education. It is based upon American Common Core State Standards, National Science Education Standards, National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Association for Sport and Physical Education Standards and the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education guidelines for Arabic, Social Studies and Islamic Studies. These standards and guidelines describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject area.
Our dedicated and talented teachers use strategies, activities and materials designed to meet the holistic needs of English Language Learners (ELLs). Our approach to STEM introduces young students to relevant and fulfilling STEM content in an integrated fashion through exploration of the built world around them.
Teaching and Learning
E-learning, textbooks and accompanying materials, digital lessons, virtual labs, additional forms of technology, hands-on labs, STEM activities, language labs, competitions, student productions, learning centers and experiential resources are used to help teachers deliver the school American Curriculum. We have expanded the choice of subjects available to Phase 4 students and further electives choices are planned. The school intends using an external provider with capacity for informing students of the potential in humanities and arts sectors. Phase 4 students are able to choose from four streams in addition to two ECA electives.
Assessment and Reporting
Multiple forms of assessment are used at our school because we know that students learn and test differently. We use both formal and informal assessments such as: benchmark tests, diagnostics, ELA writing tests, comprehensive end of term tests, quizzes, projects and verbal assessments. These results are made available to parents in a timely manner in several ways.
Doing this gives us accurate and comprehensive information on each child's optimal learning path. We also use American Measure of Academic Progress MAP test, produced by Northwest Evaluation Association. This test is designed as a pre- and post-test to determine what students know at the beginning of the year and what they have learned upon completing the school year. Data collected from assessments helps drive and inform instruction.
The school faculty and staff are focused on preparing UAE youth to confidently and competently meet the challenges of the 21st Century with pride and dignity; and to embody UAE traditional values. This commitment to our students and their families is a hallmark of AKAIS School.