Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) – Grade 12
AAS believes that every learner is unique and endeavors to help everyone reach their full potential. AAS is an inclusive school and we are committed to supporting all of our students regardless of learning ability, race, ethnicity, gender, identity or beliefs. We believe that inclusive education benefits the entire community, and providing universal access to the curriculum is the responsibility of all our faculty and staff. We are committed to proactively advocating for the diverse needs of our students and base our instruction in evidence-based practices.
Student Support Services works to make AAS’s curriculum accessible to everyone by supporting individual student needs through a combination of services such as differentiation, consultation, collaborative planning, individual and small group instruction. Student Support Services is a collaborative effort of the Counseling, English as an Additional Language, and Learning Support departments. This forms the multi-disciplinary Student Support Team (SST) that spearhead efforts in each division. The goal of this collaboration is to allow multiple professionals to join a single conversation aimed at supporting the entire well being of the child.
The overall aim of the School Counseling Program at AAS is to promote and enhance the development of the whole student. The program blends the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Model (which is comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, developmental in nature), and the ISCA Model. There is a significant focus on the pastoral care component of counseling.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
The language of instruction at AAS is English: students learn in English. The change in language of instruction may be a challenge for students who are not proficient in that language. In fact, these students might need some language support when joining AAS.