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Academic divisions

Supporting the different stages of children’s development

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Exploratory / PreNursery - English II

Our inter-woven, flexible and differentiated educational program allows our students to enjoy meaningful learning experiences for their holistic development: physically, emotionally, socially, linguistically, visually, auditorily and intellectually.

Students learn to read, write and speak in English; they develop numeracy skills, become aware of, learn about and experiment with the world around them (Science and Social Studies), enhance their social and emotional growth (Second Step, Wellness and Character Counts! programs), and develop their physical and artistic abilities. Technology and a myriad of educational materials are used. Average class size: 25 students. Except in Pre Nursery where the average is 18

Grade Levels
  • Prenursery (3 year olds)
  • Nursery (4 year olds)
  • English I (5 year olds)
  • English II (6 year olds)
Additional Programs
  • English immersion as of Nursery
  • Student of the Week
  • International Week
  • Exploratory festivals
Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Care & Learn
Development / Grades 1 - 5

Global learning experiences engage students according to their personal and educational needs, building life-long learning skills for content mastery and developing skills for success in the next stages of education.

Our students take classes of English and Spanish Literacy, Numeracy, Natural Science, Technology Science, Social Science, Physical Education and Fine Arts. Subject curricula are differentiated based on student interest, readiness and content. We start each day with class meetings, engaging students in their own social-emotional growth and in making the right choices, using the Second Step and Character Counts! Programs. Average class size: 25 students

Grade Levels
  • Grades 1 – 5
Additional Programs
  • 1-to-1 ipad program as of Grade 4
  • México Lindo y Querido
  • International Week
  • Technology Symposium
  • Creative Writers’ Workshop
  • Destination Imagination
  • Techxperts
  • Study Hall
Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field
Middle-School / Grades 6 - 8

During the three years of Middle School, students are introduced into APS’ project development process (Authentic Products and Services) from the perspective of the four academies allowing for gradual and progressive growth into self-directed, self-motivated and self-regulated learners.

In 6th grade,  students become acquainted with the APS project process, while acquiring the skills and attitudes for teamwork. The focus is on developing accountability, responsibility, dependability, resourcefulness and independence. At this grade level, students define their preferred 3rd language choice: French or German.

In 7th & 8th  grades, students become immersed in each academy, one per grading period, thus studying all four academies in one year. They will become familiar with each Academy’s focus, its workspaces, tools, safety protocols, best practices, types of projects, and professional roles. Average class size: 25 students 

Grade Levels
  • Grades 6 – 8
Additional Programs
  • Community Service as of Grade 7
  • Model United Nations
  • Mathcounts
  • Technology Engineering
  • Integration Camps
  • Leadership Conference
  • International Week
  • Destination Imagination
  • México Lindo y Querido
  • Student Council
  • Techxperts
  • Global APS – Week Without Walls – Summer Programs – Study Abroad
Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Musical
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field
  • Hip Hop
High-School / Grades 9 - 12

During the four years of High School, students continue developing Authentic Products and Services following APS’ project development process and with a more in-depth exploration of the four academies as well electives in support of their preparation for college.

Through 9th and 10th grade, students will experience each of the four Academy areas, participating in Academy – specific roles during each semester so as to experience all four Academy roles. It is in this stage that Collaborative APS Projects are developed more in-depth of all fields in each Academy. 

Students in 11th grade, will form trans-disciplinary teams with peers specializing in different Academy areas, and work on a yearly APS project of their choice, under the guidance of their Teacher Advisors and Academy Specialists, seeking to sharpen their professional skills.  From their experience gained in this grade level students will design their 12th grade APS Capstone Project, one which will highlight all they have learned throughout their years at AIM Preparatory School and through which they will “Make their Mark” in the world. 

It is through the four years of high school that students get an opportunity to strengthen their preparation for college via the Career Life Education course.  This preparation goes hand-in-hand with their own interests and by choosing among regular, honors or AP level courses for a variety of subjects, some of them on-line and others through qualified members of our faculty. 

Preparation for the SAT, certification of French and German language, world politics, student government, and yearbook are among the various elective courses that high school students can choose from.

Valle Oriente Campus high school students begin 9th. grade at their campus and then move to APS Campus for grades 10-12.

 

Average class size: 25 students

Grade Levels
  • Grades 9 – 12
Additional Programs
  • Community Service
  • Model United Nations
  • Mathcounts
  • Technology Engineering
  • Integration Camps
  • Leadership Conference
  • International Week
  • Destination Imagination
  • México Lindo y Querido
  • Student Council
  • Techxperts
  • Global APS – Week Without Walls – Summer Programs – Study Abroad
Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Musical
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field
  • Hip Hop