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Support Programs

Our
Goals
are:

  • To provide an individualized and differentiated environment and curriculum that ensures comprehensive learning for each student.
  • To address all the elements of language learning for each and everyone of our students.
  • To guide students academically and socially to function in a multi-cultural community.
  • To provide students with the best teaching resources and strategies from our professionals.
  • To challenge each LSP, ESL and SSL learner to excel and be able to be mainstreamed when all the necessary skills have been acquired.
LSP
Learning Support Program

The Learning Support Program (LSP) is designed to provide assistance to students who show difficulties in certain academic areas.  The mission of the LSP department is to provide services, strategies, tools, and research-based interventions that will ensure each student receives a quality education in the least restrictive environment.

The vision of the LSP department is that all stakeholders in the educational process (students, parents, teachers, and school administrators) work together while taking into consideration the individual needs of each student so as to provide them with the skills needed to function successfully in all environments.

The department consists of special education teachers dedicated to the enrichment of each student and follows both national and international guidelines for educating as well as existing laws for special education services.

Spanish as a Second Language (SSL) teaches to the needs of each individual learner.  Starting with the acquisition of basic Spanish skills our goal is to help each child develop Spanish fluency at their own pace.  Each individual curriculum is designed to provide opportunities to develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

SSL
Spanish as a Second Language
ESL
English as a Second Language

Throughout elementary, middle school, and high school, AIS offers a multi-level program that challenges all students for whom English is a second language.  On entry to AIS, students must take an English placement test to determine their proficiency level.

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program enables students to achieve the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) and to demonstrate social and content area competency through the application of various abilities.